5 till 7 August 2019

Preview: Pocahontas

Ariadna Rubio Lleó | NL

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To quote a letter from Mime-performer Ariadna Rubio Lleó [1982] to Pocahontas, the legendary Powhatan-princess: “I am going to make a show in which I play you! Usually I am cast as a Latina cleaning lady or some exotic whore, because of the way I look, but finally, here’s a wonderful opportunity for me. I will start with the Walt Disney picture. […] I think you are very brave to face your strict father. A true sign of emancipation. […] My show deals with doing something that really isn’t allowed. Appropriation, of sorts. But with stories. A bit like ‘we Europeans’ have done with ‘you people’, right?” In the preview of Pocahontas Ariadna explores her confused identity with a sense of guilt, but also with pride.

Concept en performance: Ariadna Rubio Lleó
Spelbegeleiding: Gerindo Kartadinata

Location Josephkwartier/ Artemis Studio
Running time 60 min.
Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Den Bosch Partners
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • Vriendenloterij Fonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds
  • Dioraphte
  • VandenEnde Foundation
  • Fonds ZOZ
  • Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur
  • Jan van Hoof Galerie
  • Apap
  • Feminist Futures
  • Performing Gender