It Takes Two Too
It Takes Two Too explores the possibilities of gender roles through Latin and Contemporary Dance.
How much we are trained to do/perform “woman” or “man” - ideas imposed by society - rather than just being.
What if women and men both were trained to be leaders
What if men and women both were trained to be followers
Choreography: Yukiko Masui in collaboration with the dancers
Dramaturg: Arne Pohlmeier(Two Gents Productions)
Project Management support: Anthea Lewis
"Tokyo-born Yukiko Masui’s It Takes Two Too is a sexy, sultry landscape of Latin flavours, gently rolling hips and slow electronica. Dressed neutrally, the two couples are clad in black turtleneck tops and black ankle length skirts, revealing bare thighs through an open slit. Masui’s investigation of gender norms presents itself as same-gender pairings, as well as women leading their male counterparts...It Take Takes Two Too is a slick and seductive work."
by Maya Pindar
Shown at Resolution2016, Swingamajig2016, Interenational Dance Festival of Birmingham and Wilderness Festival.
Photo by Chantal Guevara