Sitting in a darkened movie theater, hunched up, limbs knotted, hands over faces, three friends wonder how it is that they happen to be seeing yet another horror movie together. It’s that fine, intriguing line between fear-horror-pleasure. This shared visceral experience also raises questions: what’s up with women in horror films? All those beautified helpless victims and sirens with dark powers. Who created them and through whose eyes are we watching? How do we connect, and to what, when these female archetypes bleed across the screen? An unlikely and frightening adventure ensues.
The Horror Woman a.k.a too dark ... too sweet ... too dead?is a dance horror piece, exploring feminine archetypes and expressions of femininity in horror, the female gaze in horror as well as the translation and transitions between cinematic and stage languages.
- Choreography & Performance
- Noga Abramovitch
- Helen Burghardt
- Zoe Goldstein
ExPloRe - This format is dedicated to newcomers, shorter performances and work-in-progress.
The Horror Woman a.k.a. too dark ... too sweet ... too dead? was developed with support from ADA Studios and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.