– Portrait of a woman, troubled by her body –
Premiering in April 2020
This humorous show dives into an ex-gymnast’s past. She was good, but not good enough to be remembered. Eleven years of intense training shaped her vision of her body and her femininity.
In Cruda, she finds humor amidst the cruel memories. She exposes her internal chaos with acrobatic movements, twisting her body, wringing the truth from within. She divulges everything: her shame around food, her obsession with forcing her body to fit impossible standards. Flexible in every way, she manipulates herself to be prettier, funnier, and skinnier – always more, more, more!
Her confessions liberate us as much as they liberate her. And once everything begins to slip out, the torrent can’t be stopped. She loves to feel free, express herself, laugh out loud, showcase her faults, be crude, and explicit. She loves to indulge and allow herself things that nobody else will…
Cruda is raw, and she loves that we love her.
CREATED & PERFORMED BY: Constanza Sommi
DIRECTED BY: Sara Desprez
OUTSIDE EYES: Benjamin Renard, Carmen Tagle, Sky de Sela
TECHNIQUE: Thibaud Rocaboy
ADMINISTRATION: L’envoleur (Guillaume Cornu)
PHOTOS: Guadalupe Aizaga
RESIDENCIES : Cité du cirque – Pôle régional cirque Le Mans, L’Espace Catastrophe // Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque (BE) //, cie Mesdesmoisselles, Latitude 50, Wolubilis, Cirque Exalté, cie Mesdesmoiselles, Lézarti’cirque