DYAD is born from the meeting of Italian-American director/choreographer/live artist Alice Tatge and Swedish dramaturge / performer Therese Steele. DYAD is a multi faceted project that investigates the relationship between violence, power, sexuality and gender identity.
DYAD is also an investigation into the micro/macro struggles on sexuality, pleasure, violence and power, an exploration into the elasticity of boundaries and the overlapping of identities.
This project was developed in the UK but was conceived in Istanbul, Turkey, during a residency that coincided with the outbreak of the city’s large-scale socio-political unrest during May and June 2013.
The external conflict becomes internal when the inevitable and unavoidable question arises of where an individual should place oneself within a collective movement. In this sense DYAD strives to become an active site for the manifestation of social and political activism as well as the physical domain for the production of the relation between subject and object, observer and observed, individual and collective.
DYAD also investigates different forms of Dyadic structures, relationships and the role of taboos in shaping our current contemporary discourse, by challenging what has been classified as queer identity/notions of otherness up until now.
In its entirety DYAD includes:
© DYAD Tatge Steele 2013