EZ is a project around pain, vulnerability, negotiation, consent, care. It explores the power dynamics and pact in place between artist and audience.
What happens when a human body is tied, tortured, and manipulated in a consensual way on stage? What reactions – physical, emotional and cognitive – occur in a person being manipulated, a person manipulating and a person observing it? Is there space for care? Can we laugh? How do we negotiate? Should an extreme act of “sacrifice” be done in order to invite the audience to participate? Is it a ritual?
EZ – meaning NO in Basque language – is an invitation to the YES, which can only be possible when the NO is also an option.
Creation & performance Elena Zanzu
Disciplines Suspensions, breath manipulations, shibari
Dramaturgical accompaniment Carla Rovira Pitarch
Sound design Odil Bright, Adele Madau
Light design Anna Boix Álvarez
Support (as of 28/12/2021) Projet bénéficiaire du dispositif « Fonds de création du projet de coopération transfrontalière De Mar à Mar », dans le cadre du programme POCTEFA / Support of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya / Coproduction Mercat de les Flors.
Residencies La Central del Circ, La Grainerie, La Verrerie, La Caldera, CC Escartín, Cirko, Espace Périphérique, C.I.N.E Sineu, L’Estruch, Spazio Flic.
Laureate circusnext 2020-2021, project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union