Court of Choice, a triptych of power. In every performance, a different dimension of the concept of power will be highlighted. In the first part, PLAY, the umpire is speaking, in a next chapter that will be the president and ultimately the god of power, Kairos itself.
In the first part, PLAY is a musical tennis match in which one innocent bystander is thrust into the role of referee. During this ‘tableau vivant’, the action of the sports reveals the balance of power in our fragmented democracy. With a nod to Hobbes’ ‘Leviathan’, PLAY presents a vision of what happens to an individual who is responsible for enforcing the rules, but who loses himself completely in his function. Greed and the desire for more, drive both the umpire and the players of the fame to their limits and to the extreme.
ENTRECÔTE, the second part, chooses a butcher’s shop as an arena for the whims of consumer and producer. ENTRECÔTE is music, performance, Charles Mingus, Prince, Justin Timberlake and Johann Sebastian Bach, a theatrical Tetris game in which the position between butcher and customer is played on the basis of its complex relationships and contradictions. From behind a lavishly filled meat display case, this musical happening fillets capitalist society in the form of a dark, eroticizing and entertaining compact tableau vivant. Subtle turmoil, slumbering emotion and explosions of ecstasy with the slaughter and splendour of shiny, pink flesh. In short, a performance about the inscrutable and irresistible will of man, about the source of his desires and urges.
Illustrations by Silke Groffy