Uferstudios 4
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Poppy Sanchez

Public Private Parts

Performance · Work in Progress by Gerard Reyes
In the frame of Open Spaces - Laughing & Loving

The Canadian artist Gerard Reyes raises the question: What if we had sex without shame, gathered in consensual practice spaces to get curious about our bodies and fantasies, and dedicated time everyday to self-touch with the goal of deeper connections? In the year 2020 a gang of post-human sex-positive geeks has joined forces to raise humans’ Sexological Intelligence (SI) before it is wiped out by social fear and degraded by digital disembodiment. A series of their physical practices will be relayed through expansive somatics and cosmic demos that will stretch the human mind and body towards greater sensation, connection and curiosity!

Posthuman sex geeks boost humans' Sexological Intelligence (SI).

Direction, choreography, performance: Gerard Reyes | Performance: JorgeTheObscene, Mara Morgen, Bishop Black, Jasko Fide, KAy Garnellen, Rebecca Jackson, Caritia, Pina Brutal, Valentin Braun, Jessyca R. Hauser, Frida Guilia Franceschini | Video Co-director: Poppy Sanchez | Video DOP: Kevin Klein | Video Editor: Julie Favreau | Projection design: Max Hilsamer | Sculpture, Video set design: Jasmine Reimer | Costume: SADAK | Composition: Devon Bate | Production Management: Elisa Hengen, Lucie Juneau | Production: Gerard Reyes | Coproduction: Festival TransAmériques | Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Goethe Institut Montréal, Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques (SACD) | International Distribution: Plan B Hamburg | Residencies: Fabrik Potsdam, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Tanzhaus Zürich, Grand Studio (Brussels), Espace Marie Chouinard, Par B.L.eux (Benoît Lachambre), Compagnie Flak, Montréal arts interculturels (MAI), L'université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Département de danse

Gerard Reyes

Gerard X Reyes is a choreographer, dancer, video artist, teacher, certified somatic sex educator, intimacy coordinator and Montreal’s Kiki Ballroom Scene pioneer. Gerard has lived in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin where he collaborated with contemporary, vogue and hip hop choreographers including Jérôme Bel, Benoît Lachambre, Bill T. Jones, Luther Brown and Leiomy Maldonado. From 2006-2013 he was a dancer with the Compagnie Marie Chouinard.
His first solo work, The Principle of Pleasure, explores the themes of control and seduction. Set to original remixes of songs by pop icon Janet Jackson, it had its German premiere at Tanzfabrik Berlin in 2016 and continues to tour internationally.
Gerard is currently developing a video-installation-performance, Public Private Parts, which is scheduled to premiere in June 2021 (co-produced by the Festival TransAmériques, with support from Tanzfabrik Berlin).

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