The Other Door - What's Wrong Why Not ?!
This performance aims to establish alternative possibilities to the conventional socio-cultural construct, some of which are disregarded or condemned by society.
The body is the blank page on which society etches its constructed texts – how we think, how we behave and what we accept as the norm. This piece explores the possibility that, when the body is stripped of its socially constructed layers, it has the potential to expose transcribed texts that are more deeply embodied, revealing a truer core that is far removed from what is socially acceptable. An ambiguous creature.
Touching on concepts of gender and culture, this performance creates a pseudo-society whereby ambiguity is experienced both personally, from each dancer’s perspective, and in contrast to each other. Throughout the production, the body is considered to be an unfinished article, constantly evolving to expose a new Other. Conceivably, the Other has the potential to challenge simplistic views as being merely framed by two binaries – right or wrong, male or female, acceptable or unacceptable.
Stepping through The Other Door grants you the liberty of experimenting with your identity – a space to be yourself.