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let there be shadow

Misslightenment: work in progress.

“Misslightenment” is a work about the overshadowing of women’s stories and subsequently bodies, by the male gaze. During the research I look at these stories from a lance of a personal perspective and observe what they trigger on me, what kind of personal memories or how I respond and react to them; because, although they are individual, they reflect on societal conditions that extend from the past to the present.

Using the element of shadow and the present body, I investigate the different layers the stories imply in regards to what is visible or latent, in an attempt to give a different light to parts where the light has not reached upon.

Inspired by and dedicated to:

Medusa, the blamed victim
Hypatia, the hunted witch
Sisters Oversteegen and Hannie Schaft, those who broke the mother-housewife stereotype
Viktoria Marinova, the woman who made noise

Concept & choreography: Eleni Ploumi

Performance: Eleni Ploumi

Supported by: United Cowboys, PLAN Brabant

Coaching: Maarten van der Put, Pauline Roelants

Dramaturgy: Danae Theodoridoum a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

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