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LOVER’S DISCO(URSE)

Losing the ground under your feet, falling down, and then flying high on Cupid’s wings – all this is and does: love. Six love activists* with different life and love stories go in search of it and explore the everyday, but also emotional extreme situations. What do these feelings do to me, how far do I go for love, and do I dare to put everything on the line for it?
Is the romantic idea of an eternal love still ajour at all? What about falling in love (three times a day), what about freedom, what about morality, what about social norms and new puritanism, what about growing up and maturing and can that even in love matters? What about expectations, waiting, absence? What about compassion, empathy, understanding? What about intimacy? What about the body and how does love affect me? Or does it cause me to freeze? What about identity or losing oneself completely? (Is this “true love”?) What about boundaries and consent? What do we need to do to avoid being perceived as merchandise? Is learning to love yourself the greatest love of all?
“Lover’s Disco(urse)” invites you to a party celebrating love and lovers, desire and diversity, and above all: the freedom to love – who and how we want. The performers* are giving themselves to this wonderful madness and invite the audience to be part of this wild, gentle, crazy, and uncertain journey.
Based on Roland Barthes’ “Fragments of a Language of Love,” the VRUM Performing Arts Collective and an intergenerational ensemble take on the subject and create a wild, dance-like picture of the varieties of love.

Team

Performers: Gat Goodovitch, Dada JV, Milano Leeb, Bandi Meszerics, Giordana Pascucci, Maira Darja Horvath

Concept & Choreography: Sanja Tropp Frühwald

Dramaturgy and Text: Cornelius Edlefsen

Music: Imre Lichtenberger Bozoki

Playbook created by: Cornelius Edlefsen, Melika Ramić, Sanja Tropp Frühwald

Playbook sessions: Gat Goodovitch, Dada JV, Bandi Meszerics, Giordana Pascucci, Maira Darja Horvath

The project was made possible with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Zagreb.

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