ALBAN OVANESSIAN 

researches/projects

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CONTACT

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COMING

IN OUT (solo)

Approached as a solo, "COMING in out" dances an autobiographical narrative where a conversation between identity, life choices and the process of acceptance, questions the daily life of heteronormative societies on gender and sexual orientation. 

In a vast and dark space, the audience is placed on stage, close to the performer where three pieces of the floor are drawn, interlocking like Russian dolls, becoming delimitations and limits. 

Pre coming out. Coming out. Exploration. First relationship. Integration of identity. Outing.

 

So many processes that are at the heart of the subject in the face of the divergence of the influences of heteronormativity and the expectations of society. 


Evoking all his partners chronologically, the performer presents the men in his life as files: are they in the dock or victims? 

The body thus becomes intimate and main element of the performance without ever exposing itself to the spectator in a frontal way. A revealed identity, a hidden existence. 

The emergence of a silence faces this life story whose presentation of life samples examines the degree of outness and answers the following question: "What space did I leave in the company of these men? In what space did these men land me? 

CREDITS AND MENTIONS

CHOREOGRAPHER/PERFORMER/

ALBAN OVANESSIAN HE.HIM/THEY.THEM. 

EXTERNAL GAZE/

CHRISTINE DE SMEDT SHE.HER, SYNNE ELVE ENOKSEN SHE.HER, RAFAEL GALDINO HE.HIM,

TESSA HALL SHE.HEREIMI LEGGETT SHE.HER, AUDREY MEYRILUS SHE.HER, JEAN BAPTISTE PORTIER HE.HIMMAMADOU WAGUE HE.HIM

TECHNICAL SUPPORT/
EIMI LEGGETT
SHE.HER, MAMADOU WAGUE HE.HIM

DURATION OF THE WORK/

60 MIN. 

MUSIC/

"DIE MOTHER F*CKER DIE" BY DOPE, 

"LANG" BY FM3 AND CHRISTIAAN VIRANT, 

"TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME" BY PATIENCE AND PRUDENCE, 

"I'M COMING OUT "BY DIANA ROSS. 

VIDEO DIRECTOR/EDITOR/

ALBAN OVANESSIAN HE.HIM/THEY.THEM

photos taken by jean baptiste portier.

SUPPORTED BY/

KUSTENWERK PIANOFABRIEK BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.

P.A.R.T.S GXII FESTIVAL BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.

P.A.R.T.S BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.

RESIDENCIES

15 - 31/07/2019

KUSTENWERKPLAATS PIANOFABRIEK BRUSSELS/BELGIUM.

02 - 15/09/2019

KUSTENWERKPLAATS PIANOFABRIEK BRUSSELS/BELGIUM.

21 - 22/09/2019

PERFORMING ARTS RESEARCH AND TRAINING STUDIOS/P.A.R.T.S  BRUSSELS/BELGIUM.

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