Striptease

Pere FauraStriptease

What are you expecting to see when you go to the theatre? And what if the show is called Striptease? Pere Faura’s solo humourously and ironically plays with the conventions of dance performances and the art of undressing. Striptease talks about our expectations, about how desire works in both forms and about the seductive relationship between performer and spectator. In this Striptease, your gaze takes the lead role.

Concept and direction: Pere Faura
Performers: Pere Faura and Demi Moore
Video: Pere Faura
Music: Carlos Jobim and Annie Lennox, mixed by Ivo Bol
Lighting design: Paul Schimmel and Pere Faura
Technical Management: Israel Quintero
Dramaturgical advice: Jeroen Fabius
Text excerpted from:     
Undressing the First Amendment and Corsetting the Striptease Dancer by Judith Lynne Hanna
Striptease. The Art of Spectacle and Transgression by Dahlia Schweitzer
Narrative Striptease in the Nightclub Era by Ben Urish

Producer: Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam
Premiere: Frascati Theater, Something Raw Festival, February 2008
Duration: 40 minutes

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Biography

Pere Faura graduated from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam (SNDO) in 2006, and his graduating piece won the ITS Festival Award and was selected for the DansClick tour in The Netherlands. The same year he became resident choreographer at Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam, where he created most of his first works and presented them internationally. In 2009 received the prestigious Charlotte Kohler Price.

Following his MA in Choreography in 2011, he returned to Barcelona where he has continued developing his work in different art centres of the city, as well as collaborating with other artists like Iñaki Alvarez, Joan Escofet, Aggtelek or Desilence Studio, among others.

Pere Faura's work is based on the appropriation of elements of pop culture, such as striptease, disco, musicals or porn to remix them and transform them into a new multidisciplinary choreography which combines all the elements of the theatrical convention.

Apart from his work as a maker, he’s also involved in programming activities and designing new contexts for artistic exhibition by being a member of the collective ARTAS (ARTistas ASociados a La Poderosa) and a founding member of G.R.U.A. (Grup de Recerca d’Universos Artístics).

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