COMPANIONSHIP SPECIES (2021-2022)
Directed and performed by: Romany Dear
Performed by: Juana Del Mar, Maria Luisa Vellpart and Ixel Mejia
Music devised and performed by: Jose Marulanda
Lighting design: Mateo Marino and Elisa Rivera
Presented at Mapa Teatro, Bogota, Colombia.
2021 - 2022
Companionship Species is a multimedia performance that is centred around the cultivation and application of radical care practices between living species, exploring the different relationships and forms of relating that exist between bodies and their diverse practices. Drawing upon somatic body techniques, quantum physics and BDSM, the piece explores the queerness of nature, the development of techno cultures, the erotic's of touch and the intelligence of body photosynthesis and vibration as forms of communication. The piece explores how consent, participation and care can be navigated via a futuristic, dystopic, queer manifesto performed and generated by a collective body of entangled beings.