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Performance

Sex & Death (and the Internet)

Samara Hersch

Each 30 minutes from 11.30 am to 2 pm and from 3 to 7.30 pm
Duration 45'

How old do you feel today? When was the last time you thought about death? Do you think there is an expiry date to your sexuality? Talking openly and intimately about ‘Sex’ and ‘Death’ is often avoided, especially with the elderly. Internationally acclaimed for her intergenerational participatory performances, artist Samara Hersch has created a rare and unexpected encounter that puts the spectator face to face, in a private space, with an older perfect stranger, into a profound and unpredictable conversation about life’s essential questions. A unique and moving experience that invites the participants to bridge the generational divide and reflect on how time shapes each of us.

Samara Hersch is an artist and theatre director working between Europe and Australia. Her practice investigates the encounter between contemporary performance and community engagement and her research explores intimacy as a political act, imagining different modalities that can be inhabited by nonprofessional performers and the public together. Samara Hersch received the prestigious Caroline Neuber Scholarship in Leipzig in 2023 and is part of the EU Network; ACT; Art Climate Transition. She completed her Masters at DAS Theatre in Amsterdam in 2019.

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Performance in Italian language, not suitable for minors.
The Italian version of the performance is produced by Triennale Milano Teatro, as part of the project Le età del desiderio, supported by Fondazione Cariplo.
Each ticket holder is required to submit an image of themselves from at least 10 years ago to be passed on the artistic team. In accordance with privacy rules, these images will be deleted after the performance.
Tickets are not transferable, due to the customised nature of the experience. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show to ensure entry. Sessions cannot be rescheduled for latecomers.

Credits

Concept & Direction: Samara Hersch
Associate Artist & Dramaturgy: Bec Reid
Associate Artists & Translators: Giulia Quadrelli and Ester Salvatore
Spatial Design: Nevo Bar
Technical Support: Matthias Schack-Arnott
Original Sound Designer: Marco Cher-Gibard
Website Interface Design: Ford + Nicol
Producer: Freya Waterson
Featuring local protagonists: Camilla Briola, Rita Degli Esposti, Mario Grandi, Fiorella Pirola, Laura Politi, Gianantonio Pozzi, Carlo Scardovelli, Claudio Simeone, Maria Vezzoli
This project is supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL

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