2016 March 04 05 | 20.30
Auf Deutsch - in German
Daniel is a sex worker. In the performance Traumboy he tells of his experiences as a prostitute - without any shame, completely honest and interactive. He explains why he took up this kind of work, describes his clients and their wishes. The audience experiences first hand a young man who gladly prostitutes himself. There is just one problem: the stigma. In his private life he has kept his side job a secret so far. Simply because to have sex with strangers for money, is still a taboo.
Traumboy questions the double standard of a through and through capitalist and over sexualized society. The performer’s body becomes a projection surface for fears, fantasies and contradictions. He slips into different roles, which he plays for his clients – or are they for the audience?
In a self-dramatization with a double floor, the audience is called upon to question their sexual moral concepts and to take a closer look at a sexual being for which it considers itself to be. Are the limits in your mind, there where you thought they were?
CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE Daniel Hellmann DRAMATURGY Wilma Renfort OUTSIDE EYE Ivan Blagajcevic MIS-EN-SCÈNE Theres Indermaur SOUND Leo Hofmann LIGHT Gioia COMPANY MANAGEMENT Daniela Lehmann
Produced by 3art3 in co-production with Gessnerallee Zürich and Festspiele Zürich. Supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Nestlé Fondation pour l’Art, Schweizer Tanzarchiv - Preis für Videodokumentation and wpZimmer Antwerpen. media partners: taz.die tageszeitung, Jungle World, Missy Magazine