DYAD is a multi faceted project 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 performance is a work on Duality observed from the perspective of two women representing diametrically opposed female experiences: an exploration into the elasticity of boundaries, the overlapping of identities and the seeming impossibility of operating in both domains. The work was developed in the UK but was concieved during a residency in Istanbul which unexpectedly and significantly coincided with the Turkish large-scale socio-political unrest of Spring 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.
Written, Directed and Performed by Alice Tatge & Therese Steele
Choreography: Alice Tatge
Monologue: Therese Steele
Soundscape: Wajid Yaseen & Alice Tatge
Camera: Nemanja Nikolic
Editor: Helena Astbury
Performed at Arts Admin Courtroom London, 21 November 2013
© DYAD Tatge Steele 2013