When is a man a man?
Registration: In «Making Men», four dancers from Zimbabwe explore the process of becoming a man on film and choreography. Can the individual freely decide what he would like to be or is he forced into a form of social expectations?
Without questioning, do the performers walk on stage ? adapting the coded characteristics clearly required by society ? as expected from the outside through the different stages of life into adulthood. Inside their being, however, they are accompanied by a feeling of discomfort, as if they had to wear foreign underwear. They feel the uncertainty and something they can't find words for... They try to understand, question and express their doubts. They try to break the invisible chains, to find their true selves. The choreography emphasizes the limits of the male stereotypes of those who want to play and experience the full range of human emotions.
"Making Men" is the winner of the Africalia ECMS Call for Proposals 2018.
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