true balls is a body carried by two pairs of double-jointed legs that finish at the pelvis, sometimes it’s headless, and sometimes a mess of parts that have the hallmarks of a tragedy. On another occasion a body rolls fantastically, in spite of arms that are trying to grasp everything that comes their way. This intertwining sensorial landscape echoes and morphs in constant motion.
Through the physicality we shift between the associate and abstract body, working toward the unfamiliar, unspeakable and uncanny. True balls is an artistic research project that combines both a performative and visual practice, attempting to queer the body drain it from recognition and push it toward absurdity. Extending the approach to objects and materials, both in their raw and procession state they open the slippage where the choreographic space at the same time spills and bleeds enabling the possibility for a re- reading.
true balls comes 4th in a series of works on the queer and uncanny that Sheena began during her studies on Ma SODA.
Concept & Choreography: Sheena McGrandles
Performance: Sheena McGrandles & Anna Nowicka
Dramaturg: Ivona Sijakovic
Costume: Design Michiel Keuper
Light: Henning Eggers
Mentors: Sharon Smith, Maria Scaroni and Joao da Silva