Once in a while there will be a theatre performance that intrigues. Or a play that possibly enchants. But definitely an experience that challenges your way of thinking. ‘Macho Macho’ at the Compagnietheater promises to be just that. It is a performance as a part of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival (1-11 september 2016). The performance will also be performed in February 2017. And the great thing about this physical performance is: “Since language is not a problem […], it is even accessible for your queer chihuahua. Woof!”
Macho Macho and Masulinity
Bosnian-Dutch artist Igor Vrebac (1986) draws inspiration from the fifties’ cheesecake positions, Turkish oil wrestling and the idea of bromance in his new physical performance Macho Macho. He aims to question the objectified men’s world we are living in today. What’s behind those Calvin Klein six packs? What does a billboard with beer drinking bearded giants on it tell us? When can a man show his vulnerable side?
Macho Macho is a visually attractive duet between two young men trying to represent masculinity. They try to look good, be sexy and stay strong. But the competition that arises, brings them closer to each other and their emotions. The machos welcome you to their arena where they fight stereotypes about men, with men and for men.
Watch this teaser to get an idea about the performance.
About Igor Vrebac
Igor Vrebac won the jury award at ACT Festival Bilbao (2015) with the daring solo performance Homo Sapiens. The Amsterdam Fringe Festival sees Igor as one of their star attractions, because the website says: ” WARNING: this maker is going to Hollywood one day! Check out his solo My Father Was A Terrorist.”
When, where and tickets
Dates: 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of September 2016 and 11th of February 2017
Tickets: €11,- available at the website of the Compagnietheater
Location: Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50, 1012 CX Amsterdam