Elettra de Salvo

«The man dancing in the theatre is the image of man as he performs the rite of being a man for all men in the audience.  » (Erick Hawkins)

The movement study autoreverse deals with the constructions of masculinity in our society, in search of the limitations of gender. Is "manliness"/ "otherness" visible and which consequence do such distinctions have? In this project separation serves as an esthetic principle - separation as well of the male performers as of the audience - separation as a catalyst for perception through scenic division. What happens if the audience is never able to see the "whole man"? Are there moments in which so called activity mixes up with passivity, and desire with wonder?
After "out of order", an installation with 40 women, autoreverse is the second part of a trilogy about the esthetics of separation, confronting the audience with unusual modes of perceiving space and body.
Concept, mise-en-scène, stage direction Elettra de Salvo
Concept, Dramaturgie Susanne Foellmer
By and with Davide Camplani, Jorgos Fokianos, Apolo Franca, Mathis Kleinschnittger, Sofian Labbani, Giancarlo Pia Mangione, Andreas Müller, Norbert Pape, Ante Pavic, Jochen Roller, u.a
Choreografic collaboration,
Paul Gazzola
Set construction Nir Moses
Lighting Benjamin Schälike
Assistan director Raliza Nikolowa
Producton manager Gabi Beier
A co-production with Dock 11, Berlin, Tanz im August – Internationales Tanzfest Berlin, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt a. M.. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, through the Fonds Darstellende Künste Essen e. V. from Federal Funds, the Hessian Minstry of Science and Arts, Office for Science and Art Frankfurt a.M., Istituto Italiano di Cultura Frankfurt a. M..