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CAMPO / Pieter Ampe & Guilherme Garrido: "Still Standing You"


Contemporary Arts Center
44 E 6th St 45202 Cincinnati United States
Members – $15 / General – $20

Wednesday: May 18, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Thursday: May 19, 2016 - 8:00 pm

The FINAL SHOW of the 15/16 Black Box Performance Series, and oh is it a doozy! Come see a performance people will be talking about for a long, long time. Two nights only - don't you dare skip it.

The incendiary Belgian-Portuguese duo Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido burst on to the European dance scene in 2007, and they have toured internationally to wild acclaim ever since. "Still Standing You" tests the limits of friendship, rivalry and their own bodies in a rough-and-tumble montage of dance, gymnastics and wrestling. Daring, discomfiting and darkly hilarious, this is an astounding take on masculinity, aggression and tenderness.

Are they friends, lovers, brothers or rivals? It’s impossible to say, but through these power struggles and acts of rebellion, the two find the far reaches of their physical limits, their comfort zones, and the strength of their bond.

“To say that this contemporary dance piece is memorable is an understatement: You can’t forget watching two naked men manipulate each other’s penises in a game of one-upmanship.” - The Globe and Mail

Produced by CAMPO, Co-produced by STUK, Leuven and Buda, Kortrijk

Performance begins at 8PM, but come early to share in conversation and excitement with a drink from Collective CAC.