This is a picture of a person I don't know

look, dear audience, look… You are coming in now. You are full of expectations, you don't know anything that is going to happen. You don't know me either. Well, maybe when you see this, you will know me a bit better, but then, you will leave and… but let's not think about this now… welcome to all of you or good bye to all of you. Now it's time for you to be in the image.

This is a picture of a person I don't know is a multidisciplinary solo performance about the concept of loneliness and the idea of nostalgia as a way to escape from it.

Considering the phenomena of musicals as part of the collective memory and as part of the performer's own history, some known musicals scenes from A chorus line or Singing in the rain are used to deconstruct the mechanism of seduction in Broadway's dance shows and taken as narrative tools to expose the performer's most personal conflicts.

Mixing existing musicals video material with footage recorded with a small video camera, This is a picture of a person I don't know proposes a complex structure of time and memory that allows the audience to travel through their own history as well as trough the history of the piece itself. The spectator is addressed directly and is conceived as another character in a very close relation with the performer.

Trying to discover new spaces between theater and cinema, between recorded and live, between reality and fiction, This is a picture of a person I don't know proposes an emotional journey through memory and nostalgia in a humoristic, but poetical way; complex, but transparent; personal, but accessible.

concept and dance: Pere faura
video: Adnan Hasovic
music: Ivo Bol
lights: Ellen Knops
dramaturgy: Jeroen Fabius
movement advise: Naiara Mendioroz
managment: Gasthuis theater, Amsterdam.