Daniel is a sex worker. In the performance Traumboy he tells of his experiences as a prostitute - without any shame, completely honest and interactive. He explains why he took up this kind of work, describes his clients and their wishes. The audience experiences first hand a young man who gladly prostitutes himself. There is just one problem: the stigma. In his private life he has kept his side job a secret so far. Simply because to have sex with strangers for money, is still a taboo.
Traumboy questions the double standard of a through and through capitalist and over sexualized society. The performer’s body becomes a projection surface for fears, fantasies and contradictions. He slips into different roles, which he plays for his clients – or are they for the audience?
In a self-dramatization with a double floor, the audience is called upon to question their sexual moral concepts and to take a closer look at a sexual being for which it considers itself to be. Are the limits in your mind, there where you thought they were?
Concept/Performance Daniel Hellmann Dramaturgy Wilma Renfordt Oeil extérieur Ivan Blagajcevic Equipment Theres Indermaur Sound Leo Hofmann Light Gioia Scanzi Production management Daniela Lehmann Technical Direction Anna Lienert
Eine Produktion von 3art3 in Koproduktion mit Gessnerallee Zürich und Festspiele Zürich. Unterstützt durch Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Nestlé Fondation pour l’Art, Schweizer Tanzarchiv - Preis für Videodokumentation, wpZimmer Antwerpen
Fotos © Patrick Mettraux, Raphael Hadad, Till Bäcker
After the performance: Concert by PLATEAU REPAS in the Studio Foyer
Plateau Repas is a eurotrash trio who digests music from all backgrounds without chewing and suffer from an acute obsession with corny eurodance, old-school hip-hop and 90s dance music. They compose and write everything together on a computer and José (half-keyboard / half-BFF). Based in Berlin since 2006, they give pure body energy on stage, following their motto: SWEAT OR DIE!
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