Ora: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
Where: Mattatoio, Rome
Language: English and Italian
Us young, us blacks, us whites, us women, us proletarians, us animals, us homosexuals, us humans. Sorry, But I Feel Slightly Disidentified...,the first piece of a trilogy dedicated to the themes of the body and stereotypes, is the portrait of one of us, or one of them, depending who you are. A performance created by Benjamin Kahn for Cherish Menzo, that tries to questioned commonly recognized theatrical conventions. Without any moral judgement, through a kaleidoscopic and beguiling experience, constant and sudden transformations, the artist retraces models linked to gender and representation, to the concepts of exoticism and eroticism, which lead to a strictly political matter: that of boundaries - real, social and emotional.
9:15pm - 10.00 pm
The performance will be followed by a conversation with Cherish Menzo and Benjamin Khan, moderated by Valerie Tameu.
(1988, Olanda), graduated in 2013 from The Urban Contemporary (JMD) at the ‘Hogeschool voor de Kunsten’ in Amsterdam. She has danced in productions of various choreographers such as Eszter Salamon, Akram Khan, Leo Lerus, Hanzel Nezza, Olivier Dubois, Lisbeth Gruwez, Jan Martens and Nicole Beutler. In 2016 she created the dance performance EFES in collaboration with Nicole Geertruida. Since 2018, Menzo performs the solo Sorry But I Feel Slightly Disidentified... by Benjamin Kahn.
In 2019, Cherish presented JEZEBEL, which won an Amsterdam Fringe Award and an International Bursary Award. The production had its premiere on November 5th at Frascati (Amsterdam).
(1980, France) is a dancer and choreographer. He worked with choreographers such as Philippe Saire, Benjamin Vandewalles, Nicole Beutler, Ben Riepe, Frédéric Flamand, Maud Le Pladec, Egle Budvytyte, and Alessandro Sciaronni. He considers dance and choreography as powerful political tools and is particularly interested in the construction and deconstruction of the way we look at individual and collec- tive bodies. Kahn is currently finalising his new creation Bless the sound that saves a Which like Me - Cris(s)... a new solo for and performed by Sati Veyrunes with comositions by Yamila Rio Manzanares. This project is a part of a series of portraits initiated in 2019 with the work "Sorry But, I feel Slightly Disidentified...".
(Italy, Camerun) is an author and performer. She holds a Master's Degree in Cinema, Theatre, Music and Media from University of Turin, Italy with a thesis on the history of dance. She attended classes at Scenario Pubblico and owes her education to various artists of the Italian and international scene. She collaborated with Tecnologia Filosofica, Balletto Teatro di Torino, Laurent Pellisier, Paolo Armao, Masbedo, Alessio Maria Romano and Daniele Ninarello. At the same time, she carries out her own performative projects, participating in Officin&Ideali - Residenze in Transito, with the project Cronòtopia, in collaboration with Teresa Norhona Feio and Annalisa Cannito; she joined Workspace Ricerca X 2021/ The ever practicing artist, with the project A Thousand Ways to Fall, and Fase XL, a project of C.U.R.A Centro Umbro Residenze Artistiche and La Mama Umbria International, with the project Bodybuilding. Her research concerns the relationship between performance and identity, and the difference between memories and history, while her artistic practice creatively con-fuses bodies, ideas, theories and hallucinations.