A masterpiece of finesse, humble and simple at the same time.
The most beautiful of resilience. And all this, with infinite modesty, great generosity.
Rain serves as a feminist reflection, for the deconstruction of the masculine and patriarchal gaze.. It has something raw, coming from the depths of the soul and body, which grabs us violently. It is an experience, as a spectator, which cannot really be told: it is felt, experienced, fully.
A hypnotic show ... Vulnerable and delicate writing
... As the trauma overcomes, she humbly rediscovers her body. And we find it even more admirable in its exposed fragility.
Fascinating. The body becomes the place where an intimate heartbreak is written, transcribed and relived...
Rain speaks openly about an experience of sexual abuse that I went through as a child. It was important for me to break my cycles of silence, shame and guilt and stand proud as a survivor, and not a victim.
To speak up of such experiences often raises the fear of being labeled as a victim, which often associates to being weak. I feel that the opposite is true. People who go through such experiences often need to reassemble the pieces and rebuild themselves. I can't imagine an act of greater strength.
Since the #metoo movement erupted I became vastly aware of the objectifying misuse of women's bodies, and of the way that my own definition of womanhood is dictated by heterosexual male terms. I was thirsty to meet myself and my body through my own perspective, not someone else's.
I choose to share all of this with you in this open way for the same reason that I set out to do this piece - I know I am not alone in this experience, and that many of us have each their own story. I see a value in being less alone within that space, as well as normalizing the discourse around these themes, so that eventually they may burden people less, individually as well as collectively.
Creation & Performance: Meytal Blanaru
Music: Benjamin Sauzereau
Dramaturgy: Olivier Hespel
Production & diffusion : AMA – Arts Management Agency
Production : Fathom HIGH asbl
Co Production : Les Brigittines, Centre d’Art contemporain du Mouvement de la Ville de Bruxelles, Catamon Dance Group
Residency : Les Brigittines, Centre d’Art contemporain du Mouvement de la Ville de Bruxelles