Party girl

Party Girl is a reflection on the process of objectification of female body and on the dynamics of power often related to sex trade.  Starting from positions and movements capable of driving male desire in the collective imagination, the three dancers build a minimal dance, a stylized, suspended and delayed alphabet. The sensual and erotic feature is completely undone by a body that gradually loses its life becoming an object, a manniquin.
The process of objectification is exacerbated by a voice over, which, through commands given to the dancers, models the structure of the performance live. The apparent relationship of domination is actually much more complicated, as amibvalent as the relationship between client and sexworker. “There isn’t only one power source in prostitution, this might be appropriate and kept by the client and the prostitute”. The dialectic of subjection and subjectivation is thin and movable.
The look of the dancers shows intimately the dimension of a performance one to one in which the audience is in a voyeristic state. The look of the hooker, that usually juts out into the outside to stop the client with the ambition of gaining money, in Party Girl shows an intimate nuance and opens the door to an inner world, human opposed to the apparent dishumanization of the body.
On stage three TVs: abandoned finds showing videos of landscapes, streets, night clubs, private flats, frontier locations in which everything that is not “lawful” can find space.

Choreography and direction Francesco Marilungo

with Alice Raffaelli, Roberta Racis, Barbara Novati

lights and space Gianni Staropoli

video Gianmaria Borzillo, Francesco Marilungo

costumes Efisio Marras

Production Körper

Coproduced by Teatro delle Moire/Danae Festival, Festival MilanOltre

In collaboraction with Amat e Comune di Pesaro nell’ambito di “Residenze Marche Spettacolo”, promosso da Mibact, Regione Marche e Consorzio Marche Spettacolo;

Supported by Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna (L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora | La Corte Ospitale); Teatro Petrella di Longiano; Centro di Residenza della Toscana (Armunia Castiglioncello – Capo Trave / Kilowatt Sansepolcro, Teatro Pubblico Pugliese – Consorzio Regionale per le arti e la cultura / Compagnia Menhir e Comune di Ruvo di Puglia / Talos Festival, Did Studio / Nao Performing Festival, Anghiari Dance Hub, ResiDance XL – luoghi e progetti di residenza per creazioni coreografiche, azione della Rete Anticorpi XL – Network Giovane Danza D’autore coordinata da L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino

With the support of MiC – Ministero della Cultura e Regione Campania

Winner of Prospettiva Danza Teatro Prize 2020 and Cross Award Prize 2020