A politically complex social construct and a provocative figure of discourse – that is what the CUNT represents. For Dani Brown, born in New York and currently a Berliner, the CUNT is even more than that, though: literally a “subtle, fluid, warm, swelling minefield of the invisible activity of neurotransmitters, hormones, body tissues and essential needs”. This is why the performer and choreographer’s announcement “The future is CUNT!” applies in THE PRESSING: her “CUNT entity” is a self-confident and insistent presence, because Brown wants to liberate the term “cunt” from its obscene connotations. In this sensually complex performance, she transforms herself into body landscapes of human and non-human beings on a stage lavishly decorated with greenery.
Artistic direction, Performance: Dani Brown
Sound design, performance: Justin F. Kennedy
Dramaturgy: Maja Zimmermann
Light design, technical direction: Catalina Fernandez
Floral design by: Project Cultivation from Kieran Behan and Sina Kempe
Stage design: Jan Fack
Production: Marcela Donato
Photo, video: Daniel K.B. Schmidt
PR and marketing: Lola and The Bean
THE PRESSING is a production from Dani Brown in co-production with Radialsystem Berlin, supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.
With much appreciated support from Arsenic Lausanne, PACT, ImPulsTanz, O'espaco do Tempo, Tanz Haus Zurich, New Fears Gallery for Dance and Performance, Trauma Bar and Kino, and Pharos Arts Foundation.