Mum's The Word by Cecilia Moisio
Mum’s The Word, meaning to keep a secret and not to tell anybody, is a performance about mothers and daughters. The complex bond that already starts in the womb, the secrets and the behavior between mother and daughter. In a house full of memories these personal stories are brought to light. Moisio challenges the audience to reflect on the most basic form of love.
Mum’s The Word speaks about taboos like manipulation, jealousy and hidden rivalry. But it also speaks about the intimacy and the emotional inheritance that is passed on from generation to generation and forms a fundamental element of our behavior and our look upon life.
After the successful performances Juxtapose and L.O.V.E. Cecilia Moisio now comes with Mum's The Word, a full-length dance and theater performance for four generations of female performers.
Concept, choreography and direction: Cecilia Moisio
Performers: Sylvia Poorta, Soosan Gilson, Katarzyna Sitarz, Yulia Kalinchenko and Arnica Elsendoorn
Video and light design: Mark Thewessen
Set Design: Malin Moisio
Music: Joni Vanhanen
Advice acting: Vincent Wijlhuizen
Artistic advice: Suzy Blok
Technique: Marcel Slagter
Costumes: Margot Koudstaal
Voice coach: Ineke van Doorn
Production/tour management: Hit Me Productions
Publicity: Lisa Reinheimer and Lisette Brouwer
Photography: Jamain Brigitha and Jochem Jurgens
Video registration: Martijn van Hoek
Producer: Dansmakers Amsterdam
Supported by: De Nederlandse Dansdagen, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, BNG Bank, VSB Fonds
Premiere: 3 October 2015
Length: 70 minutes