Performance /Five Sisters/ Guy de Cointet/ restaged by If I Can't Dance with Veridiana Zurita a.o.
|IF I CAN’T DANCE,
I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF
If I Can’t Dance proudly presents the first restaging of the play Five Sisters (1982) by Guy de Cointet at Frascati WG in Amsterdam on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October 2011.
Five Sisters is a performance that oozes with the West Coast culture of health and beauty. It presents the story of five sisters, who busy themselves with the problems and pleasures of modern life on a Sunday afternoon. The California sun provokes their reactions, emotions and moods. With Five Sisters, de Cointet explored the affective wellbeing of women who have changing, restless, encounters in their parental home, discussing issues of wardrobe, suntan, health, exotic holidays, work and painting. Through a combination of minimalist and baroque elements, the artist plays with the construction of individuality, the expression of emotion and the various interpretations of language.
This restaging of Five Sisters is the result of a research conducted by art historian Marie de Brugerolle, as part of If I Can’t Dance’s programme Performance in Residence, and addresses questions around the idea of ‘making Five Sisters anew’.
Concept play and text: Guy de Cointet
Five Sisters is initiated by If I Can’t Dance in Amsterdam, and co-produced with STUKKunstencentrum in Leuven and MUSAC in León. Five Sisters is financially supported by the Guy de Cointet Estate, Étant Donnés, the Mondriaan Foundation, the Culture Programme of the European Union, and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. With thanks to Yael Davids, Dora García, the Eric Orr Estate, Frascati Theatre and SMART Project Space.