Jezebel is a dance performance inspired by the Video Vixen: female models who appeared in hip hop video clips in the late 90s and early 00s. Images in the mass media — and in music videos particularly — often projected the female in a hyper-sensualized way. The repetitive images in these videos reinforce stereotypes associated in particular with women of colour.
Jezebel refuses to be defined by others. She navigates the landscape of hip-hop culture, looking for ways to reclaim her own image. Can Jezebel deconstruct the controversial stereotype associated with the black hip-hop honey? How did this video girl redefine herself today?
Contains loud music, strobe lighting
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Choreographed and Performed by Cherish Menzo
Co-production: Cherish Menzo/Frascati Productions in collaboration with GRIP
Lighting Design and Technical Coordination: Niels Runderkamp
Music: Michael Nunes
Video: Andrea Casetti
Costumes: Daniel Smedeman
Dramaturgy: Renée Copraij
Outside Eye: Berthe Spoelstra, Christian Yav and Nicole Geertruida
Vocal Coach: Shari Kok-Sey-Tjong
“Menzo is a force to be reckoned with, not only as a dancer, but also as a brave maker of her own work.” – Movement Exposed
Supported by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst
Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.
Ages 16+. Contains loud music, strobe lighting, and strong language.
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