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Shaking Shame Melyn Chow / Frascati producties in coproductie met CAMPO

Can you let go of discomfort and shame around physical pleasure? Melyn Chow explores this with Shaking shame : an intimate, physical performance that examines the connection between shame, pleasure and liberation.

Five performers create a landscape of shaking, deforming bodies. Sacred and promiscuous, playful and dangerous. With the audience's eyes on them, the players try to transform fear and shame into a powerful, liberating movement. As the boundaries between the sensual, sexual and everyday fade, they invite you to experience the erotic as a source of strength.

For the performance, Melyn Chow was inspired by the words from Audre Lorde's essay Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power .

In the press

“One performance exercise Chow calls Shaking shame, and it turns out to be an absolutely fascinating exercise.” Theater newspaper

“I've been moving all my life, but how do I actually feel without clothes?”

Interview in Het Parool

“When I place myself in the space between physical discomfort and desire, I come alive as a creator.”

interview with Subbacultcha

About Melyn Chow

The work of Melyn Chow (she/her) is physical, intimate and provocative. She grew up in Singapore and studied at both Lasalle College of the Arts (SG) and the Mime Course at the AHK (2022). As a performer, Chow worked at dance company RAW Movement (SG) and with makers such as Nicole Beutler, Davy Pieters, Zara Bracht, Dries Verhoeven and Floor van Leeuwen.

Since 2023 she has been associated with Frascati Producties as a maker. After the 'mime porn' video installation I happen to be doing this for you , (Melyn Chow & Kim Zeevalk / Frascati Producties, 2023) , Shaking Shame is Melyn's second production at Frascati Producties.

All dates

Fri 25 Apr

Friday 25 April

From € 10,00 tot € 17,00
Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg -  Schouwburgplein 25, Centrum
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