Guy de Cointet's Five Sisters
Dutch art association If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution presents the restaging of Five Sisters, the last performance presented during Guy de Cointet’s lifetime (1934–1983) and made in collaboration with Eric Orr (1939–1998). The play revolves around five women busying themselves with the problems and pleasures of modern life on a Sunday afternoon. Speculations on health and beauty inform the musings of the sisters in this performance, inspired by elements of camp and soap opera. Five Sisters will be preceded by De Cointet’s monologue Espahor ledet ko Uluner! (1982) performed by Jane Zingale.
The US tour of Five Sisters is sponsored by Étant Donnés. Courtesy Estate of Guy de Cointet and Estate of Eric Orr. Five Sisters is initiated by If I Can't Dance (Amsterdam), MUSAC (Léon) and STUK (Leuven) and additionally co-produced by LACMA (Los Angeles), MoMA (New York), and Reina Sofía (Madrid).
Art of the Americas Building, Level 2 | Free, tickets required and available one hour before the event.
Image: 'Five Sisters', 2011, Guy de Cointet, cast: Violeta Sanchez, Einat Tuchman, Adva Zakai, Veridiana Zurita. Wardrobe: moniquevanheist; light and sound: Elizabeth Orr. Photo: Sal Kroonenberg. © If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam