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Sophie Guisset Vanilla


Sophie Guisset Vanilla

TH 25.01 20:30
FR 26.01 20:30

Imagine that safe intimacy is like a sauce. What makes it bind or curdle?

‘Vanilla’ explores the relationship between pleasure, sexual desire and food to question normativity in sexual practices. Through the intimate and vulnerable sharing of personal and fictional sex stories, the performance offers a warm and soft exercise in imagination. On stage, the careful preparation and the consumption of sauces is used to highlight the care that is at stake in safe and sound sexual encounters, however radical they might be. ‘Vanilla’ gently invites the audience to open their sexual fantasy box and to put together their own recipe.

Sophie Guisset returns to Beursschouwburg after having presented her work ‘Plus One’ in 2022.

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Sophie Guisset (1987, Tournai, BE) is a performer and performance maker. After completing her education in acting at the Royal Conservatory of Mons (BE) in 2011, she took part in the Dance Intensive Program at Tanzfabrik Berlin in 2013. Her artistic practice focuses on the notions of intimacy, pleasure and playfulness. In her performances, she engages with spaces that allow protagonists, or players, to find a certain freedom and safety in order to explore private spheres. Her creations have been shown in Sophiensaele (DE), Bâtard festival (BE), Latitudes Contemporaines (FR), Théâtre de la Balsamine (BE), Santarcangelo festival (IT), Théâtre du Grutli (CH), Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE), among others.


>>>  on TH 25.01 you can join us for the opening drinks at 18:00 & for the opening of the new exhibition


Concept & performance | Sophie Guisset
Artistic collaboration, performance | Enis Turan
Artistic collaboration, performance, stage design | Cee Füllemann

Dramaturgy and artistic advise | Lisa Vereertbrugghen
Light and sound design | Emilio Cordero Checa
Text adviser | Melanie Jame Wolf
External eye | Fanny Brouyaux
Production | Lara Joy Bues

Funded by | the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe (DE), Flemish Authorities (BE)
Coproduced by | WpZimmer (BE), Kunstencentrum Viernulvier (BE)
Supported by | Charleroi Danse (Residency contribution), Buda Kortrijk (BE), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE)

image | Mayra Wallraff