Sophia van der Putten
dance, installation performance, slime, undefinable body
Day: Sunday
Location: Theater de Nieuwe Vorst


30 min
Language no problem
The human body is not hard and solid, but soft and fluid. A body that doesn’t move, dies. Yet we keep trying to define our bodies as definite and fixed, because that which we cannot define frightens us.
Fluidical is oddly satisfying and deeply frightening. In a slimy world a fluid creature search for their place and wonders in which form their existence is allowed. Between disgust and attraction, can we see this creature for who they are?
Maker Sophia van der Putten (they/them) identifies as genderfluid. The experience of their gender and gender expression are changeable.
With this performance they research how the undefinable and changeable body can be frightening and intriguing at the same time.
Credits Maker: Sophia van der Putten, Performer: Flore Muuse, Scenography: Stef Heijnen-Bakker van Studio HB Staging, Light design: Saskia de Vries, Sound design: Rowan en Sophia van der Putten, Fotografie: Hermien Buyse, Rick van Woudenberg