Stuntwomen are always doubles, their bodies and actions are fully present but their identities are hidden behind the character they are standing in for. However, the moment the stunt double is needed is also the moment when a characters strengths and weaknesses become visible and exposed and we start to appreciate the depths of the figure being doubled.
What would happen to the dramaturgy of a movie if it was made without any ›real characters‹ but only with stunt women?
Concept: Mette Ingvartsen
Performers: Manon Santkin, Kajsa Sandstrom, Eleanor Bauer, Jefta van Dinther, Mette Ingvartsen, Peter Lenaerts, Lucia Glass
Sound design: Peter Lenaerts
Production management: Kerstin Schroth
Stunt and stage fighting workshops: Peppe Ostensson, Maria Winton, Kristoffer Jørgensen
Co-production: Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Kulturhus (Aarhus), PACT Zollverein (Essen) and Great Investment.
Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfond (Germany) and Kunststyrelsen (Denmark)
Supported by: Kaaitheater (Brussels), Nadine (Brussels) and Theater In Motion (Beijing).
Supported by the Culture 2000 programme of the European Commission