Please be gentle
Please Be Gentle is Alexis Vassiliou’s first performance in a series of works on the embodiment of pleasure. In this duet two men attempt to stay connected to an involuntary bodily sensation we all know; the shiver. By exercising five close positions for an unnaturally long amount of time they question our personal experience of intimacy, pleasure and bliss.
Concept / choreography: Alexis Vassiliou
Co-creation / performance:
Jan Van Opstal, Fabian Holle
Dramaturgy: Merel Heering
Music: Joris Schoenmaeckers
Photo Credits: Monique van de Wijdeven
Co-produced by Act Your Age:
Dance House Lemesos / Centro per la Scena Contemporanea / Dutch Dance Festival.
With support from EU Culture Programme 2007-2013.
Please Be Gentle was shown in The Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, Greece, Italy and Cyprus.