Body & Identities
Identity 1: Gerontion
An appalling-looking man enters and looks at himself in a mirror.
"Why do you look at yourself in the glass,
since the sight of your reflection can only be painful to you?"
The appalling-looking man replies:
"Sir, according tothe immortal principles of '89,
all men are equal beforethe law;
therefore I have the right to look at myself in the glass;
with pleasure or pain, that is an entirely personal matter."
In respect to common sense, I was certainly right;
but from the point of view of the law, he was not wrong.
Gerontion premiered September 20th 2013 at Cinnober Teater in Gotheburg, Sweden.
Choreography: Anmar Taha
Masks: Josephine Gray
Performers: Jan Rådvik, Anmar Taha
Production: Iraqi Bodies
With support from:
The Swedish Arts Council
Göteborgs Stad Kulturnämnd