Performance of Nicole Beutler’s Metamorphosis. Photo © Anja Beutler

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Nicole Beutler Projects: 8: Metamorphoses

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Nicole Beutler: Metamorphosis. Photo © Anja Beutler
Jordi Ribot Thunnissen
What’s the measure of a man? This performance questions what we are even measuring when we say ‘man’

 

We enter the stage from the side. Musician Frank Rosaly welcomes us with a hypnotic improvisation on his drumset and we take our places on the stands behind him, facing the auditorium but separated from it by a stretched-out cloth covering the whole proscenium. Seven performers – male, dressed in grey suits and ties – join Rosaly and form a vertical line in front of us. As in a synchronised-swimming routine, they fall flat on their hands in a tight…

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