tue 15 till thu 17 february


Courtney May Robertson



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THE WOMAN DESTROYED is solo performance in which Courtney May Robertson looks at the complexities of submission and resistance. In an attempt to stage uncertainty, audiences are invited to experience the unfolding of events simultaneously with Courtney, as she responds to the demands of a digital system in real time. Sound programming and computational linguistics determine part of the performance live, rendering the outcome unique each time it is presented. Courtney uses this digital system as a tool to create a climate in the space that evokes precariousness and true vigilance. THE WOMAN DESTROYED seeks to open up questions surrounding choice, bodily autonomy, and elusive systems of control.

choreography & performance Courtney May Robertson sound design & sound programming Elisa Batti light design & technical direction Loes Schakenbos dramaturgy Lara van Lookeren & Merel Heering technical support Janine de Weerd & Theater Vogels software development Elisa Batti & Aleksandar Koruga music CoH / Cosey Fanny Tutti - fuck it & mad costume MAISON the FAUX graphic design Bas de Geus video Tharim Cornelisse 3D-scan Jonathan Reus & Cybil Scott co-produced by Dansateliers & ICK Artist Space supported by Dans Brabant, Grand Theatre Groningen & Festival Cement financially supported by Creative Industries Fund NL, Gemeente Rotterdam & NORMA Fonds with thanks to Jan Martens & Klaartje Oerlemans 


Courtney May Robertson (Scotland, 1992) is a performer and maker based in Rotterdam. Upon graduating in 2013, she joined Club Guy & Roni’s Poetic Disasters Club and has since performed extensively across Europe in the work of Jan Martens, Connor Schumacher and Florentina Holzinger, amongst others. She began creating her own small-scale / DIY produced performances in 2015, and as of 2020 is an ‘artist in residence’ at ICK Artist Space in Amsterdam. As a trained dancer Courtney’s work starts with the body, but spans various disciplines including video, generative art and writing. Recurring topics in her work revolve around a widely spread phenomenon she has defined as ‘the relentless desire to dominate’ - ranging from the micro; a patriarchal figure in the nuclear family, to the macro; totalitarian governments. 2020 marked a significant step in Courtney’s trajectory as a maker when she was awarded De Troffel Prijs - Festival Cement’s incentive prize for young makers - and nominated for the Roel Verniers Prijs - Het Theater Festival Belgium’s equivalent - for her first evening length solo performance THE WOMAN DESTROYED. In addition, the short solo she created prior, the pleasure of stepping off a horse when it’s moving at full speed, was selected for Aerowaves Twenty22

€17 / €12
Frascati 2 / 50 minuten