A private event. A performer behind a glass frame waits for the guests to announce their choice. A card reveals enticing ingredients from which various performances have been created and are now available for selection. Who will choose? Which promises will you be seduced by? Which descriptions make you hesitate?
In the interactive setting of “Smile and be Quiet”, Karin Rose examines the complex relationship between control and power. Who controls whom and which associations should we resist? This physical performance explores the potential of hybridity to challenge entrenched stereotype-based identity constructs through the lens of post-colonial practice. The focus of this artistic creation is the alternative narrative of a woman of Southeast Asian heritage in a Central European society.
The evening culminates to the moment when the performer leaves the glass frame, joins the audience and opens herself to conversation. A real, genuine conversation.
Karin Rose Concept, Creation
Yves Regenass Dramaturgy, Mentoring
Willy Razafimanjary Music
Andy Themo Costume
Elia Albertella Lighting and Technical Direction
Mia Mühlemann Graphic Design
Type of show: interactive pluridisciplinary performance