MUT

Concept, dance, installation idea, audience's handmade gift : Tiziana Longo

Music composition and violin: Hoshiko Yamane

Supervision: Motoya Kondo

 

Information is essential to strengthening one's critical attitude. Dance is essential and has the power to keep it human and touch the people directly.

How often can I see what is in front of me?
How often do we read the news without having an idea of the depth of that reality? We are every day bombarded by the news we read, acknowledge the conflicts, war, games of power, domination, manipulation abuse but we rarely deeply get touched by them. Until it touches us personally until such prejudices touch not just an immigrant or refugee but somebody we love, our friend, family, our daughter, mother.
We are used to hearing such news, throw away the newspaper, and continue the daily life as always. But if the newspaper could take life, crackles, swell, explode what would we see? What would come out of it? What kind of visual and body experience will be there for the audience?

Shifting from personal to public news, this piece is a collective solo that includes stories from many women of different countries and cultures that come to be taken as icons to represent the contradicted faces of our society. For the woman and human rights the word "MUT", courage in German, in ancient Egyptian language was referred to a mother goddess, a primal deity of water, the cosmic mother that gives birth to live. “MUT” means also mutilated/mutual/multiracial.
About nowadays's media's domination and manipulation, individual, cultural and religious identity's conflicts, about nationalism, racism and prejudices
How can we open up and peel off our masks to stand and find back who we really are?
“MUT” encourages new actions toward dignity, equality, and freedom.

Performed in Tokyo, Berlin, Sydney, Bruxelles 

2007-2008-2009