“Blume Blume“ by Dasniya Sommer
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Reshaping woman identity, showing the patriarchal and misogynistic beliefs we all come from, Sommer’s performance Allow us to transition from the commonplace to a new space.
She defies Patriarchal propaganda and reminds us that there is nothing natural about the unbearably sexist culture in which we live.
“BLUME BLUME“ by Dasniya Sommer
@ Rope Artists International.
EURIX XV, fall 2019/ Pics by Micha Stella.
A competent, calm and powerful woman, ties up, dominates, inflicts pain and takes complete control over a strong, imposing male body (Fisherman on the first night and Fel the second).
The dancer, choreographer and rigger Dasniya Sommer presented quite an extraordinary performance at Rope Artists International, during the 15th edition of EURIX at Holzmarkt’s “Säälchen“ in Berlin. Intense, disturbing, radical, perfectly structured, choreographed and interpreted “Blume Blume“ sweeps up our senses, challenges our beliefs and moves our feelings with the intensity of a Caravaggio painting.
In front of these powerful images, we are forced to rethink where we are and where we come from.
While watching, I was constantly questioning what our society teaches us about our role as women. Early in life, we learn we should not aspire to take control or to be in charge.
As is portrayed in the media, in films and books and pop culture, we are reminded over and over, that we are not as able as men, who are naturally entitled to power while we are asked to remain silent, modest, delicate, beautiful and forever young.