Portraits of women's bodies, with the vulva in the leading role
Pink Portal, as the title suggests, is an ode to the vulva. With a cast of women of different ages and backgrounds, choreographer Cecilia Moisio shatters taboos that surround the female body and female sexuality. Moisio wants everyone to use its name without embarrassment again: VULVA!
Run time 70 minutes
Location Theater Bellevue
Venue Grote zaal
Call me by my name. Why don’t you call me by my name?
Cute little thingy
PINK PORTAL is a tribute to where we all came from. An informative, funny but evenly emotional performance about the female body. From her first menstruation to her menopause. An all-female cast of women of different ages reflects on the control, criticism, worship and censorship that she has had to endure for centuries.
PINK PORTAL is the next step in the line of activistic performances by choreographer and theater maker Cecilia Moisio. The performance is designed to break taboos surrounding the female body and sexuality and is a statement about where women find themselves in society anno 2022.
Cultureel Persbureau, 2016
‘Moisio's choreography Mum's The Word makes you yearn for peace and freedom’
de Volkskrant, 2018 on Moisio's collaboration with Ineke Vandoorn in I Can See Myself Through Your Eyes
‘They add a feminist dimension with the story of the mother who teaches her daughter that girls should keep their mouths shut. Gradually, you come to feel how deeply criticism can affect a person. The ironic solution of this resilient pair: they stage their own moment of fame, full of glitter, glamour, and gala dresses.’
Concept, direction, choreography Cecilia Moisio
Performers Katarzyna Sitarz, Yulia Kalinchenko, Gwen Langenberg, Kadri Tegelmann, Daria Titova, Bianca Casaburi, Renee Hijl, Fee-Lise Verbon
Text Eva Maria de Wit
Set Marlies Schot
Lighting Mark Thewessen
Music Joni Vanhanen
Costumes Dorine van IJsseldijk
Live Technique Barry van Rooijen, Stefan Bos
Producer Cecilia Moisio Foundation
Manager Hedi Legerstee
Production Manager Lynn Meijer
PR and marketing Marjo van Lijssel, Daria Titova, Danielle van den Berg
Graphic design Esther Noyons
Photography Sofie Knijff
Video Paul Sixta
In cooperation with Julidans, CC Amstel, ICK Amsterdam
With thanks to Arnica Elsendoorn
Made possible with contributions from Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, VriendenLoterij Fonds, Stichting Imperium, Fonds 21