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Old Power Plant (SMEEL)
16th April 2020 at 9:00 p.m.

In Ostentation Project the body wants to become an image, while at the same time breaking this identification. By researching the different layers of meaning that female bodies generate in social and physical capitalist-oriented spaces, Ostentation Project works through the images projected upon us, as well as the ones we create ourselves. These two directions of projection are sometimes in consensus, sometimes in conflict and mostly somewhere in between. The performance space folds and unfolds, generating meaning only to absorb it again, digging for deeper layers and maybe stacking them for higher truths. The audience becomes part of a playful game that dissolves boundaries between being and (re)presenting.

Sophia Rodríguez is a Venezuelan actress, dancer, choreographer and circus artist; Master in Physical Theater/ Scuola Teatro Dimitri (CH). She got her Bachelors’ degree in Physical Theatre from the National Theatre, and Dance from Universidad Experimental de las Artes, in Venezuela. She studied tight-rope in Cuba’s National Circus School. Since 2010, she has created several solo projects and has collaborated with choreographers as Ivo Dimchev, David Zambrano, Ayelen Parolin, Koen Agustijnen, Rosalba Torres Guerrero and Micha Goldberg. Since 2010 she has been teaching “Flying Low” and “Passing Through” in several countries. She has collaborated with Co. Neodanza, Co. Ecole Sauvage and Co. Art-O de Caracas. She is currently living and working in Brussels.

Credits

Concept, Scenography, Costumes & Direction: Sophia Rodriguez
Conceptual partner: Julia Reist &Vincent Focquet
Assistant of direction: Vincent Fouquet
Performer: Sophia Rodriguez 
Music/Performer: Tomas Proksch 
Vocal adviser: Lester Arias
Dramaturgie: Jonas Rutgeerts
Collaborators: Oneka von Schrader
Production & co-production: Kunstenwerkplaats
With the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie
With thanks to Tempus-Fugit, Volksroom, ARP, Grote Post, Nina Richard, Lisa Skwirblies, Micha Goldberg, Alina Arshi, Lászlo Sandig, Maxime Smeets, Manuela Arnguibel Molano, Mauricio Cruz, Simon van Schuylenbergh, Freek Willems
With the support of: Flemish Community Commission (Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie)
 
Organised by: Syndicate Ljubljana and Kunstenwerkplaats Belgium
In collaboration with: Bunker/SMEEL

Photos (2,3) - Leontien Allemeersch

Show Syndicate 2020

Sophia Rodríguez: Ostentation Project

Thursday, 16th April 2020 at 9:00 p.m. – Old City Power Plant

  • Old Power Plant (SMEEL)

  • Duration

    50 minutes

  • Genre

    performance, edgy parody, social commentary

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