Soliloquy in Sweat
Soliloquy in Sweat offers audience members coupons to various services- cooking, cleaning, and babysitting, should the performer, Katrina Elizabeth, fail to fulfill her promise to collect half a-liter of sweat within 30-minutes. By performing a series of high-intensity exercises and movement phrases she attempts to produce and collect the prescribed amount of sweat. The audience is invited to join her in each exercise or movement, and donate their own sweat to the bucket. With this high-stakes performance, we subvert capitalism, notions around disgust, and voyeurism in celebration of resilience, community, and empathy.
Premiered at Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa 5 December 2020
Presented at Auckland Fringe 2021
WINNER: "Basement Disruptor Award", "Best Performance Dance Award", "Best Dance Award"
NZ Fringe 2021
WINNER: "Best in Fringe Award"