PORTRAIT OF A DISGUSTING PIG AS PERFORMED BY 3 SEXY BITCHES
Balancing between moments of chaos and order, THE PLAGUE OF DESIRE explores a confounding storm of feelings, sensations and ideas that surround the theme of desire.
In the work, three female dancers embody, mock, and expand on the stream of conscious like confession of a young man caught between his beastly urges, his crippling guilt and his ideals of empathy.
Taking influence from philosophical and psychoanalytic theories, Jahman Davine constructs a cathartic dance/theatre-meditation, which urges one to examine their personal relationships, and assumed ideas around desire, empathy and our societies automated male attitude towards women.
Concept, Direction, Choreography and Scenography: Jahman Davine
Choreography and Performance: Tania Giovo, Edith Buttingsrud Pedersen, Helena Wilhelmsson
Sound design and Original music: Turi Agostino
Dramaturgy: Laura Cancellieri
Scenography construction: Annalena Schumacher
Early-development consultant: Claire Monica Burgess