SPRING Performing Arts Festival
12 - 21 May 2022 UTRECHT
 
 
 

SEEK BROMANCE

Samira Elagoz
 
' A cinematic transmasculine romance through the deserts of Los Angeles and Las Vegas '
 

For the past 6 years, Samira Elagoz dedicated their artistic practice to researching and filming cis-men and first encounters. Elagoz toured the world nonstop for five years, pre and post #MeToo, with their performance Cock, Cock, Who’s There? (SPRING 2017) which dealt with sexual violence. On a quest to find intimacy after touring so many years, Sam realises that the show started as a genuine ode to being a woman, but revealed itself to be a farewell to being one.

SEEK BROMANCE got started from a message Elagoz received on Facebook from a mysterious male-presenting profile called Aris. In the form of a cinematic performance, the audience is invited to follow a transformative relationship between two people who got to know each other in an extreme moment, the global pandemic. From lockdown routines to deserts far from other people, with just a car, some cash, and a supply of testosterone, they expose the integral dynamics of masculinity and femininity.


Interview with Samira Elagoz
"SEEK BROMANCE is originally a 2010 Avicii song with a music video of two bros going on a road trip with a third wheel chick. I feel like that could be the tagline of my work.“

Read the entire interview in the digital magazine of SPRING in Autumn.

Concept and direction: Samira Elagoz
Material in collaboration with Aris
Advice: Bruno Listopad, Antonia Steffens
Extra advice: Otto Rissanen, Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Richard Sand, Valerie Cole, Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli, Michael Scerbo
Advice during filming: Jeanette Groenendaal
Production: SPRING Performing Arts Festival
Co-production: Frascati Amsterdam, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek Brussels, Black Box Teater Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Finish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Arsenic - Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Lausanne
With the support of Fonds Podiumkunsten NL, Koneen Säätiö FI, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds NL, Ammodo NL

 

Dates

30/10/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

31/10/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 17 / € 14*

Location

Het Huis, Theaterzaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 4 uur, including a break

Language: English with English surtitles

Accessible:

Please be aware: use of explicit imagery 

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.