Created and performed by Daria Kaufman, Bound is a dance-theater solo exploring femininity, persona, and restraint.
What are the different guises forced upon women, and how do we subvert their limitations?
The piece is divided into four vignettes, each marked by its own character and physicality. Throughout these fragmentary narratives, Kaufman attempts to find freedom within different forms of restraint, be it a pearl necklace that continuously re-frames her figure, or the strict, codified movements of a cheerleader's pom pom routine. What personae emerge from these confines? How can we adhere to these codes while simultaneously un-doing them?
Interview by Mesa de Montagem
Joe Goode Annex > San Francisco, California > April 18 & 20, 2019
Curtas de Dança, in scope of Festival Dias de Dança > Porto, PT > Armazém 22 > May 1, 2018
Premiere > Biblioteca de Marvila > Lisbon, PT > May 18-19, 2018
Montras Festival > São Luis, PT > August 2018
Encontro Bianual de Artes Performativas - (Re)union 2018 > Rua das Gaivotas 6, Lisbon > September 15, 2018
Creation and Performance: Daria Kaufman
Lighting Design: Tasso Adamopoulos
Costume Design: Ana Baleia
Production: Sezen Tonguz / BAZEN
Residencies and funding support:
Photo by Alipio Padilha