AWA – As we are / William Cardoso
Brace yourself for a night full of audacity with two Luxembourg-based dance companies and explore their three choreographies about the joys and struggles to assert one’s uniqueness and reinvent the world.
What would become of our civilisation should testosterone disappear overnight? In the post-masculinity world imagined by Catarina Barbosa and Baptiste Hilbert, the fate of mankind rests in the moves of four dancers. Freed from the chains of paternalism, they will draw on the very essence of femininity to find the foundation of a new world.
“I wish I would’ve been different – just like others.” In a solo performance addressed to his loved ones, William Cardoso puts on stage the sometimes impulsive, and other times well thought-out act of coming out. From the days, hours, and minutes preceding this liberating rite of passage up to the often mixed feelings ensuing, the dancer and choreographer takes us deep into the human soul on a quest for self-acceptance.
“Am I normal?” How can one accept and assert their difference in a normative society oriented towards compulsively categorising and labelling individuals? Baby is an attempt by William Cardoso to question our perception of norms and explore through movements a myriad of gender identities and sexual orientations. A nuanced celebration of loving ourselves and others.