On Sunday, 15 March (6 pm) Pink Mama Theatre will present Sławek Bendrat’s piece Pinku Chirashi at Tanzhaus Zürich as part of zürich moves!. The festival also features Keith Hennessy, Jeremy Wade, Jan Martens, and Simone Aughterlony, among others.
“Pinku Chirashi” is a Japanese term for leaflets advertising erotic services. The piece is inspired by a new trend occurring in Japan, especially in the country’s biggest cities. The youngest generation are so absorbed in the rat race that they cannot fit a private life in their tight schedules. Often they do nothing besides working and having a short night’s sleep. They engage in online love, computer games, or profess affection for erotic gadgets depicting cartoon characters. Sometimes the line between the outside world and virtual reality becomes blurred and the young Japanese start identifying with the plastic objects of their desires. The solo Pinku Chrashi is a tale of loneliness in an artificial cyber world where traditional perceptions of male and female roles prevail. The piece was developed during a residency in Club Żak in Gdańsk (2010) and received an award of the Baltic Movement Contest.
Performer: Sławek Bendrat
Concept, choreography and costume: Sławek Bendrat
Music: Asa-Chang, C. Saint Saëns, F.Chopin
Running time: 30min
Produced by: Pink Mama Theatre
Premiered on: 30 May 2010
Premiered at: Club Żak Gdańsk
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About the festival:
zürich moves! was launched in 2012 as a showcase of contemporary dance, dance films, and performances emerging out of disputes over art that goes beyond geographical and gender borderlines. The fourth edition of the festival is taking place in March 2015 and focuses on queer and gender performances.
Curator: Marc Streit
Produced by: Verein zürich moves!
Co-produced by: Tanzhaus Zürich
In association with: MAS in Curating, curating.org
Partners: Kino Riffraff, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Exil, Réunion ? Random Institute, swissnex San Francisco, Cinedans Amsterdam, Counter Pulse San Francisco, San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Supported by: Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Schweizer Kulturstiftung Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent