La cosa piel

A production by Juan Pablo Cámara, in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, with the support of Work Space Brussels and TanzHaus Zürich. Premiered during Tanz Tage Berlin 2022, at Sophiensaele, curated by Mateusz Szymanówka

The backstage is in flames, and I search for the right spot where from to look at it.
I try to find a reason to cry, but end up smiling evilly…

Looking at mannerisms in Latin American telenovelas, La cosa piel delves into hyper-emotionality and the grotesque to explore theatricality, representation and the construction of the self in increasingly alienating times. Together with composer Moro, Juan Pablo Cámara searches for fragile moments within a hyper-constructed environment, to create feelings of intimacy and estrangement. Using the notion/construct of the “drama queen” as a departure point, Juan(s) perform(s) a mash-up of embodiments and texts attempting to expand and reimagine narratives of the self, while navigating edges of performativity and representation.


PERFORMANCE Juan Pablo Cámara, Mauro Guz Bejar (MORO), Juan Felipe Amaya

SOUND Mauro Guz Bejar (MORO)

COSTUME Juliane König, Julieta Omil, Juan Pablo Cámara

LIGHT DESIGN Emilio Cordero

OBJECTS Cee Fülleman

TEXTS Juan Pablo Cámara, Juan Felipe Amaya


VOCAL COACH Harald Stojan



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