Making of a Man

One dancer, a projection screen, a live camera, some toned abs, and an attempt to answer:

How does a body ‘do’ masculinity, and how do our ideas around masculinity shape the world we live in? 

Combining pop culture, politics, and personal interviews, Making of a Man is an exploration of hyper masculinity, masculine heroics, and the vulnerable sides of masculinity. It’s a look at the leaky containers we build for masculine identity, and the ways in which constructions of masculinity contribute to the drawn-out staying power of the patriarchy. How can we find other ways of being in the world together beyond the rigidly chiseled codes of masculinity?

Choreography/Concept: Quindell Orton
Dramaturgy: Maxwell McCarthy
Performance: Quindell Orton
Stage and Sound Design: Quindell Orton
Video: David Ikenna
Costume: Louis Caspar Schmitt
Creative Producer: Rat & Tat Kulturbüro
Set Construction: Klaus Hammer
Other Collaborators: Anna Konjetzky, Sahra Huby, Lisa-Marie Meinig, Sergej Maingardt, Martine Nicole Rojina.
Interview Partners: Maxwell McCarthy, Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky, Bas van der Kruk, Jonaid Khodabhakshi, Kamill Lippa, Ashton Butcher, Chris-pascal Englund Braun

2. Mai 2024, HochX Theater und Live Art München

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This project is made possible by the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT) with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art, Munich Rainbow Foundation, Cultural Department of the State Capital of Munich, Funded by the Association of Free Performing Arts Bavaria e.V. as part of the process funding of the Funding Package Free Art 2023” with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art. With support from Playground Gbr.