Mum’s The Word, meaning to keep a secret and not to tell anybody, is a performance about mothers and daughters. The complex bond that already starts in the womb, the secrets and the behavior between mother and daughter. In a house full of memories these personal stories are brought to light. Moisio challenges the audience to reflect on the most basic form of love.
Mum’s The Word speaks about taboos like manipulation, jealousy and hidden rivalry. But it also speaks about the intimacy and the emotional inheritance that is passed on from generation to generation and forms a fundamental element of our behavior and our look upon life.

After the successful performances Juxtapose and L.O.V.E. Cecilia Moisio now comes with Mum’s The Word, a full-length dance and theater performance for four generations of female performers.

Cecilia Moisio is artist in residence at the production house Dansmakers Amsterdam. In 2014 she received the Award of the Dutch Dance Festival in Maastricht for upcoming choreographic talent. Mum’s The Word, as part of this prize, will premiere at the Dutch Dance Festival 2015 in Maastricht.


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Premiere 3 October 2015 Nederlandse Dansdagen

Concept, choreography and direction: Cecilia Moisio
Performers: Arnica Elsendoorn, Sylvia Poorta, Soosan Gilson, Katarzyna Sitarz and Yulia Kalinchenko
Video and light design: Mark Thewessen
Set Design: Malin Moisio
Music: Joni Vanhanen
Advice acting: Vincent Wijlhuizen
Artistic advice: Suzy Blok
Technique: Marcel Slagter
Production/tour management: Hit Me Productions​
Publicity: Lisa Reinheimer, Lisette Brouwer
Coach Singing: Ineke van Doorn
Costumes: Margot Koudstaal a.o.
Photography: Jamain Brigitha – Associatives & Jochem Jurgens


Supported by De Nederlandse Dansdagen, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, BNG Bank


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