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7.6.2008 | Dock11, Berlin


Performance by Alexandra Bachzetsis

In her solo performance Gold, performance-artist and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis explores the proverbial gold standard of the libidinal economy that buttresses contemporary visual culture—the eroticized, empowered female body. Propelled by, among others, a riveting dance track courtesy of Missy Elliott, Kelis, and Khia—a potent symbol of sex-laden female power in her own right— Gold deftly plays around the ambiguous choreographic vernacular of hip hop and R&B: a black-and-tan, tits-and-ass show complete with the obligatory sprinkling of gold dust. Bachzetsis’s solo piece offers a powerful and fully embodied reflection on dance culture, visual pleasure, and the commodification of fantasy.