I Can See Myself Through Your Eyes
A critical duet
Director and choreographer Cecilia Moisio and vocal improviser Ineke Vandoorn explore systems of power and gaze in their duet I Can See Myself Through Your Eyes. In today’s society, uncensored speech has become a norm and easy digital access has given each individual a voice. These parallels create a challenge, especially as an artist: how do we deal with constant critique? And do we change our behaviour when we know we are being watched?
Typical for Moisio’s work, the performance zooms in on the human psyche from a sociological standpoint, and transfers this to a theatrical form and choreographic space. Vandoorn translates this to music that gives voice to the inner world of both performers. As they exchange practices, they create a new language that incorporates both voice and movement. The result is an original, multidisciplinary experience, dance performance and concert in one, posing the existential question: Are we autonomous people or just a mirrored image of the opinions others have of us?
premiere 26 January 2018
Concept, performance and texts: Cecilia Moisio and Ineke Vandoorn
Dramaturgical coach: Vincent Wijlhuizen
Songs: Ineke Vandoorn
Choreography: Cecilia Moisio
Soundscapes: Joni Vanhanen
Video: Mark Thewessen
Light design: Reynoud Wieringa
Technique: Reynoud Wieringa, Bauke Moerman & Jaap Schledorn
Photography: Sofie Knijff & Bart Grietens
Graphic design: Esther Noyons
Trailers en registration: Paul Sixta
PR/marketing: Marjo van Lijssel/Bora Sirin
Head production/acquisition: Hedi Legerstee
Business management: Diana Roos
Special thanks: Hofplein Rotterdam
With support of: Amsterdams fonds voor de kunsten, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds landelijk, BNG cultuurfonds and Dansmakers Amsterdam.