Object Love

“When Narcissus died the pool of his pleasure changed from a cup of sweet waters into a cup of salt tears, and the Oreads came weeping through the woodland that they might sing to the pool and give it comfort.” (Oscar Wild)

The starting point for this work was ‘The Disciple’ by Oscar Wild telling the mythological story of narcissus and his love relations to his own reflection. Reviling our need to be loved, recognized, accepted and understood. Studying the text from a psychological view of the narcissus personality disorder introduced images and ideas, staged in Object Love.

Concept and choreography: Liat Magnezy

Music: Origem and Metamorfose by Miguel Azguime & Spectre by Kronos Quartet

Costume design: morVEyos

Video: Liat Magnezy

Production: One Night Dance, Dansateliers & Ruimte in Beweging (2008)

Performer: Daniela Cruz

Duration: 20 min.

Performances between 2006 & 2008 in Dansateliers Rotterdam, in Ruimte in Beweging, Schiedam and in Korzo theatre, Hague.