2011 You Must

You Must premiered in the Melkweg for the Brazil-Holland Festival in October 2011, was presented at Forum of live Arts in Amsterdam and Volksroom (workspace of Ivo Dimchev in Brussels), I Like To Watch Too Amsterdam,  Festival Contemporaneo de Danca de Sao Paulo, Rough Cut Festival in Frankfurt ,  Mandala Performance Festival in Wroclaw, Spider Festival, Ljubljana .

Katarina Bakatsaki | Ivo Dimchev | Suzy Block – Dramaturgical and Artistic Advises Tian Rotteveld – Music Advise

photos – Melkweg Marcin Robak

You must is a performance solo that exposes materiality and craft to trigger the exercise of sensation and imagination. It proposes a body seeking being able to re-discovering, re-patterning, re-encountering the world. How can we transcend established boundaries ? It is a construction of an universe of intensity and fragility

‘A stronger “story”, without empty moments is brought by fernando Belfiore, recently graduated from the school for new Dance development in Amsterdam. In his performance You Must he shows, with strong images, what the homo sapiens actually stand for. If you forget the sweet romance and flickering lights, the love and peace of the Aquarius era or even the spirited beat of the Samba, you’re left with the uncultivated seed, coarse and rough, unashamedly and also aggressive, illuminated by
merciless light.

With his cap over his eyes, he moves across the stage, which is dotted with small toy pigs, black of rolling in the dirt. Our man pricks them with his stick and leaves his dick hanging out of his fly. Strange that some audience members, mostly women, leave the hall at that moment; apparently a naked man who masturbates in front of you is more border poignant than an actor who molests and insults you.

As in a ritual this black sheep slowly becomes a black pig himself. He besmirches his face with black paint, stuffs the animals under his t-shirt. The ending is unexpectedly fragile, even tender, when he complements highly polished piano playing (Bach) with his playing on the squeaking pigs as a quatre mains, which creates some hope for the future. He is a performance talent to be monitored.’  Mirjian van der Linden

translated from

De Volkskrant 13 October 2011

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In our times where time is money and space is private choreography can give us not hope but a slight shift, to put attention on “seeing differently”. By seeing different one has the power to act differently, by acting differently one is producing difference .You must have this moment, I am almost tempted to say, of transubstantiation. In the sense that I am “newly born”. Not “newly born” in any directly religious sense, but in the sense that I am substantially no longer the same person.” Slavoj Zizeck,  THE SUPEREGO AND THE ACT

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Aquarius, Aquarius

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Jonia Guimaraes – Sao Paulo – FCD 2012

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ILTWT – Paradiso – 2012

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