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?

concept & performance Cecilia Moisio and Ineke Vandoorn dramaturgy Vincent Wijlhuizen music Ineke Vandoorn soundscapes Joni Vanhanen video Mark Thewessen marketing Marjo van Lijssel and Bora Sirin production & acquisition Hedi Legerstee business management Diana Roos photography Sofie Knijff campaign design Esther Noyons with support of Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, VSB Fonds and Dansmakers Amsterdam special thanks Hofplein Rotterdam

I Can See Myself Through Your Eyes is a production by Stichting Cecilia Moisio.

 

DATES & VENUES

Premiere: 26 January 2018, Theater Kikker, Utrecht, The Netherlands                         TICKETS

                   27 January 2018, Theater Kikker, Utrecht, The Netherlands                           TICKETS

            6 February 2018, Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam, The Netherlands                      TICKETS

       8 February 2018, Schouwburg de Lawei, Drachten, The Netherlands                     TICKETS

15 February 2018, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands               TICKETS

     16 February 2018, Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands                   (option)

                                  15 June 2018, Theater Korzo, The Hague, The Netherlands

          June 2018, Festival in Schouwburg Odeon, Zwolle, The Netherlands                   (option)

 

“Strength and courage was emanating from dancer and choreographer Cecilia Moisio and jazz-singer Ineke Vandoorn. In the round tower of the Bonnefantenmuseum, …, they commence a dialogue in movement and song, that becomes increasingly more physical and cynical on artistry and its ups and downs. Through the echoing acoustics of the space,  their words (that sometimes seem to be our secret thoughts) start to resemble a prayer. ‘I love your show! Boring… Is this even dance?” 

Volkskrant, after the Open Studio during the Dutch Dance Days Maastricht 2016. This work-in-progress version called Circles was performed during the Moving Futures festival in Dutch theaters.