«Solo for Future Feminism» is the subtitle of the latest solo HATE ME, TENDER by Teresa Vittucci - a research on hate and feminism.
In her work Vittucci curiously elaborates on the Virgin Mary, one of the most crucial and defining female figures. With a gentle violence Vittucci begins to unravel the queer potential of a figure which is culturally seen as epitome of purity, innocence and perfection, icon of the compassionate woman and mourning mother.
Revered by the church authorities in her function as the Mother of God, criticised by feminist movements for the female stereotypes this figure has brought forth - the virgin has polarized generations, not least for being a woman.
In her solo Vittucci embarks on a tender crusade to reinstate the matriarch Mary in her role as a powerful heroine and ambassador of a queer feminism, armed soley with the weapon of a vulnerable compassionate heart.
Teresa Vittucci (*Vienna) graduated from Vienna Conservatory, The Ailey School, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) and University of Arts Berne where she received her Masters in Expanded Theater. Since 2013 she has been developing a solo performance practice through her works UNLEASH (2012), LUNCHTIME (2015), ALL EYES ON (2017) and HATE ME, TENDER (2019).
She was awarded the Recognition prize by the city of Zürich for her work as an outstanding performer 2018 and received the Swiss Dance Award for her piece HATE ME TENDER in 2019. As from 2019 - 2020 Teresa is Young Associate Artist (YAA!) at Tanzhaus Zürich. For her piece HATE ME, TENDER she has received the 2019 Suisse Dance Award.
Concept and performance: Teresa Vittucci
Dramaturgical advice: Benjamin Egger, Veza Fernandez, Rafal Pierzynski
Scenography: Jasmin Wiesli, Teresa Vittucci
Production manager: groundworkers // Kira Koplin
Production: OH DEAR Zürich
Co-production: Tanzhaus Zürich, Theaterspektakel Zürich
Special thanks to: Julia Haenni, Gina Gurtner & Simone Aughterlony
Kindly supported by:
Co–production partner: Tanzhaus Zürich, Zürich Theaterspektakel
Espacio do Tempo Montemor, Migros- Kulturprozent, Pro Helvetia , Ernst Göhner Foundation
First developed in the frame of PREMIO competition for Theater and Dance
Premiere: 2019 ImPulsTanz, Vienna