Even if I’m in a bad mood, I walk around with a broad smile – because you simply can’t risk being perceived as cranky, and therefore as “dangerous”. PRETENDING! My clothes are super neat. Because if you are seen as “different” and “poor”, there is no respect and therefore no protection. Pretend! Face it! Pretend! Survival technique.
Be like anything and whatever you want! Freedom, creative possibilities, space for your own concepts. Do your thing! Wasn’t there this promise? Being someone, being someone else, recreating yourself. Unfolding. Was that reality? For whom? And what happens when gazes pin you down, expectations hold you in place, in the old role, in the role determined by others? The spaces are small. Who can claim to be something other than the attribution allows? Face it!
So where do we get the energy from? To go out. To show ourselves, with our very own face. You have to face it!
Everybody can be everybody can not be is a danced queer performance about exotization, energies of resistance and self-determined visibilities. Everybody can be everybody can not be is the queer everyday performance, back and forth between attack and defense, between self-protection and hypervisibility, it is the queer everyday performance of entering into confrontation, alone, together.
After Gritty Glamour (201 5), FRUTAS AFRODISÍACAS (2016) and the solo performance Memory of Dislocation – Exactly the same is the opposite direction (2017), Ballhaus Naunynstraße now presents Jao Moon’s fourth production with Everybody can be everybody can not be. It is a debut for Moon as a choreographer of a team of performers!
Concept and choreography: Jao Moon
Assistant choreographer: Kysy Fischer
Light design: Emilio Cordero Checa
Video: Juan Saez
Stage: Michi Muchina
Stage assistant: Cheng-Ting Ten
Costumes: Billy Lobos
Music: Tobias Lee
Dramaturgy: Lalo Gomes
Performance: Francisco Bejarano Montes de Oca, Martini Cherry Furter, Jao Moon, Amada Tinoco, Natasha Vergilio
Produced by Kultursprünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH. First production funded by the State of Berlin, Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Foto: ©Juan Saez