Please Be Gentle / Stay With Me (Alexis Vassiliou)
Choreographer Alexis Vassiliou presents two works from a series on the embodiment of pleasure.
Stay With Me experiments with the liberating effect of music and sound on the body. The sound waves of electric guitars set the scene for this duet. While attempting to establish touch, they question our personal experience of brotherhood, friendship, fun and masculinity.
In Please Be Gentle two men attempt to stay connected to an involuntary bodily sensation we all know: the shiver. By exploring five close positions, they challenge our understanding of intimacy, pleasure and bliss.