THE BODY OF WORK
"A compact whole that keeps it´s grip from scratch until the shock ending. Full blow." -Helsingin Sanomat
“Do you think William Thompson has a soul? Or has he been pitched out, scooped-out, de-souled, by disease?”
The Body Of Work examines matters of identity through a fictional self portrait. William Thompson, the protagonist of the play, has lost his memory and now creates his personal history in the present moment. His lack of history provides a platform for a search for new ways of existence beyond learned categories. Inspired by the case of stories of Oliver Sacks in “The Man Who Mistook His Wife As a Hat”, Iduozee creates a tragicomic solo work that operates in the intersections of physical theatre, dance and performance art. The work premiered in November 2016 in Zodiak, with all performances sold out.
CHOREOGRAPHY, Text & PERFORMANCE: IMA IDUOZEE / LIGHTING DESIGN: VILLE SEPPÄNEN / SOUND DESIGN: KASPERI LAINE/ DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: ERNO AALTONEN / DIRECTORIAL SUPPORT: AKSE PETTERSON / PRODUCTION: ZODIAK -CENTRE FOR NEW DANCE & IMA IDUOZEE / CO-PRODUCER: TERO SAARINEN COMPANY / SUPPORTED BY: FINNISH CULUTURAL FOUNDATION & WIHURIN RAHASTO / PREMIER: 23.11.2016 ZODIAK, HELSINKI