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Bruno Isaković presents "Disclosures" at Queer New York International Arts Festival
Bruno Isaković (Croatia)
Disclosures (world premiere)
Tuesday, September 22−Friday, September 25 at 8pm, Saturday, September 26 at 10pm
Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater
Suggested donation $20 / abronsartscenter.org
Disclosures is a performance that invites different people to share their stories, fears, and confidences, demystifying borders of privacy and nakedness as they strip away their clothes. Being naked/nakedness are intimate experiences closely related to one’s individuality and the social norms of one’s surroundings. Whether an extrovert or introvert, the idea of nakedness connotes meaning for everyone –- about borders, privacy, shame, vulnerability, and social order. It can also serve as a powerful affirmation of self, an empowering mirror through which one might not only see oneself, but also more fully see others. For the purposes of this experiment/performance, nakedness is utilized as a vehicle for the individual’s story, reason, self-representation—a history in which all these meanings are condensed.
Bruno Isaković studied dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, graduated from Amsterdam School of Arts, and is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. He has worked internationally as both a dancer and choreographer, and is a collaborator on the new BA course in dance art at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and at Bilgi University for the Performing Arts in Istanbul. Since 2009 he has been a company member of The Studio for Contemporary Dance in Zagreb. His recent work Denuded (solo version) was expanded into a version for 11 dancers and premiered in June 2015 at the Perforations Festival in Croatia. It will be shown in New York in January 2016.