In the spring of 2022, prior to the creation of PINK PORTAL, Cecilia Moisio conducted the research in the forms of laboratories and interviews with women of different ages and backgrounds. During the laboratories, the participants tried different theatrical exercises and talked about their experiences, stories and ideas about their bodies and sexuality. Together with playwright Eva Maria de Wit, Cecilia interviewed each woman individually in order to get a deeper insight into their experience. These conversations and real stories have become the inspiration and the the basis for the performance: a political statement about how the female body is viewed in 2022. 

The special footage taken by Paul Sixta during these sessions, interviews and rehearsals of PINK PORTAL was used to create a documentary about the creation. On the 6th July – the day of the try out – the documentary was shown for the very first time. It is presented along with every performance during the tour of PINK PORTAL in 2022-2023 and now openly available online!

CREDITS:

Concept, direction and choreography: Cecilia Moisio

Filming and editing: Paul Sixta

With performance and participation of: Katarzyna Sitarz, Yulia Kalinchenko, Gwen Langenberg, Kadri Tegelmann, Daria Titova, Bianca Casaburi, Renee Hijl, Katya Vershinina, Laura Leino, Diana Roos, Daphne Agten, Vera Witleer, Kelly Hirina, Shelmith Oseth, Sophia Wuerz

Guest speakers: Marjo van Lijsel, Daphne Agten, Janneke Wittenkoek, Mirjam Kaijer

Text: Eva Maria de Wit
Music: Joni Vanhanen
Costumes: Dorine van IJsseldijk
PR and marketing: Marjo van Lijssel, Danielle van den Berg, Daria Titova
Management: Hedi Legerstee
Production manager: Lynn Meijer

Graphic design: Esther Noyons

Producer: Stichting Cecilia Moisio 
In collaboration with ccAmstel & ICK Amsterdam

Made possible by The Performing Arts Fund NL, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, VriendenLoterij Fonds, Stichting Imperium, Fonds 21

Special thanks to Arnica Elsendoorn