Concept and direction: Pere Faura
Performers: Pere Faura and Demi Moore
Video: Pere Faura
Music: Carlos Jobim and Annie Lenox, mixed by Ivo Bol
Lights: Paul Schimmel and Pere Faura
Technician: Sergio Roca Saiz
Text excerpted from:
– “Undressing the First Amendment and Corsetting the Striptease Dancer” by Judith Lynne Hanna
– “Striptease. The Art of Spectacle and Transgression” by Dahlia Schweitzer
– “Narrative Striptease in the Nightclub Era” by Ben Urish
Dramaturgical advise: Jeroen Fabius
Tour production: Sandra Casals
Management: Iva Horvat
Producer: Frascati Theater, Amsterdam
Photo: Rafael Gavalle
21:30 (40’) Synergio
“Striptease” is a striptease to the theater and to its gaze. A striptease, a performance and a conference, which humoristically and ironically compares the theatrical event with the art of undressing.
What are we expecting to see when we go to the theater? And when do we go to see a striptease? And when do we go to see a theater show called “striptease”?
“Striptease” talks about these expectations; about the mechanism of desire in both conventions; about the seductive relationship between performer and spectator. A spectator, which who’s gaze finally becomes the main protagonist of this striptease.
Pere Faura graduated from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam (SNDO) in 2006, and his graduating piece won the ITS Festival Award and was selected for the dansclick tour in The Netherlands. The same year he became resident choreographer at Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam, where he created most of his first works and presented them internationally. In 2009 received the prestigious Charlotte Kohler Price.
Following his MA in Choreography in 2011, he returned to Barcelona where he has continued developing his work in different art centres of the city, as well as collaborating with other artists like Iñaki Alvarez, Joan Escofet, Aggtelek or Desilence Studio, among others.Pere Faura’s work is based on the appropriation of elements of pop culture, such as striptease, disco, musicals or porn to remix them and transform them into a new multidisciplinary choreography which combines all the elements of the theatrical convention.
Apart from his work as a maker, he’s also involved in programming activities and designing new contexts for artistic exhibition by being a member of the collective ARTAS (artistas asociados a La Poderosa) and a founding member of G.R.U.A. (Grup de Recerca d’Universos Artístics).