Thu 29.10. 202022:00 - 22:40Minard
Fri 30.10. 202019:30 - 20:10Minard
Joan of Arc, Hildegard of Bingen, Christina the Astonishing and Christina of Bolsena, four saints from the Middle Ages who met a very unpleasant end. In ‘Submission Submission’, dancer-poet Bryana Fritz – who was also present at WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST 2020 - portrays these women in a collage of desktop art, tongue-performance, feminist riot grrl music and medieval literature.
In ‘Submission Submission’ Bryana Fritz is an amateur hagiograph, a biographer of saints. Through digital laptop poetry Fritz unravels the convoluted lives and deaths of four unfortunate women. A unique performative dialogue with the audience that invokes these saints in physical and digital form.
over Bryana Fritz
The American Bryana Fritz studied dance in Minneapolis (USA) and Essen (DE) as well as with P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Since then she has lived and worked in Belgium as a dancer, performance maker and poet. Her work straddles poetry, performance and the digital realm. As a performer Bryana has worked with the likes of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Michiel Vandevelde and Femke Gyselinck. Since 2016 she has co-hosted the Slow Reading Club together with Henry Andersen, a semi-fictive reading group that creates choreographies for collective reading sessions. Bryana Fritz op Vimeo.
“My laboure was to bringe hem into o body.”
performance, text & choreography: Bryana Fritz - dramaturgy: Tom Engels – music partially based on: ‘Monsters’ by Heavens to Betsy (1993) & ‘Hamster Baby’ by Bikini Kill (1993) – with the support of: Performatik 19, Beursschouwburg & Kunstencentrum Vooruit – special thanks: Christina of Bolsena, Hildegard of Bingen, Christina the Astonishing, Joan of Arc, Henry Andersen, Hannes Dereere & Silke Huysmans, Pianofabriek (Brussel) & VCX Adult Entertainment – as part of: NO(W)WORRIES [link startpagina!], a collaboration between Vooruit, CAMPO, KOPERGIETERY, NTGent, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and S.M.A.K. - in co-production with: LOD muziektheater