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Fitness studios, self-improvement, male fashion – what makes a man a man? What is he made of in an age of authoritarian political leaders, barbershops and unisex toilets? The return of traditional role models and sensational #-campaigns really stirs up XY’s self-awareness. In a performative self-experiment, Marcel Nascimento faces the challenge and sheds light on the discussion of “true masculinity”.
Concept & Performance: Marcel Nascimento. Dramaturgy: Miriam Michel. Mentor: Daniel Schüßler
Marcel Nascimento studied e.g. Szenische Forschung at the Ruhr-University Bochum. He worked in the areas of video, production and performance e.g. with Rimini Protokoll and kainkollektiv. His artistic projects deal with topics such as identity, queer, sexuality, body images and pop culture. Miriam Michel is an independent director (dorisdean) and dramaturge, develops theater projects with young and old people and teaches at the Ruhr-University Bochum’s Institute for Theater Studies and at the Folkwang University of the Arts.