Club Invites: Cecilia Moisio
In the third edition of CLUB INVITES, we invite Finnish-born choreographer and theatermaker Cecilia Moisio. Singer and actor Sarah Janneh provides a captivating vocal prelude.
“For me, it’s super important to expose young and talented choreographers to a wider audience, and also at the same time expose our audience to a new generation of makers. That is what Club Invites is about; celebrating talent.” – Roni Haver
Cecilia Moisio – Adi(c)sco
Moisio is one of the Netherlands’ most eclectic directors and choreographers, and a winner of the Prijs van de Nederlandse Dansdagen young audience award. She has also twice been nominated for the De Zwaan award of the VSCD Theatre and Concert Hall Federation.
Moisio has worked with Club Guy & Roni on several occasions, and makes expressively theatrical pieces on key contemporary issues. Her thrillingly excitingly sensual, in-your-face performance about the vulva, V, produced in collaboration with Club Guy & Roni’s Poetic Disasters Club (junior company), was a smash hit at the De Parade festival.
ADI(C)SCO is a dance trip in search of the ultimate high, one that keeps going until you’re lost in your addiction. The performance is deeply rooted in the disco era and its drug culture, a party that gets out of hand and never ends.
Cecilia Moisio is fascinated by the unconscious behaviour patterns forced on us by others’ expectations and social norms. As a self–proclaimed “psychological activist”, she is always looking for the factors underlying our motives, emotions, and behaviour. Her performances confront her audiences with unspoken taboos and break down elaborately constructed facades. They are dynamic and interdisciplinary, somewhere between theatre, dance, and performance art, full of raw emotions and humour and pure, controlled choreography.
“V is wild and brutal…, a hypnotic trip in which the performers expose many different facets of the vagina… Their energy is infectious, the choreography immaculate. This has to be one of the most surprising Parade performances of recent years.” –– NRC on ‘V’ by Cecilia Moisio & Poetic Disasters Club
Sarah Janneh – Both worlds
Sarah Janneh was born in 1994. She began her training at the Muziekconservatorium in Tilburg, went to Theaterschool Amsterdam in 2012, and graduated in 2016. She became a member of NITE (Nationaal Interdisciplinair Theater Ensemble) in 2021.
Janneh has featured in the NITE performance Before/after, and in Witch hunt , Exit Macbeth, and Yara’s wedding, and makes regular film and television appearances. In 2023 she was a contestant in the reality TV programme Wie is de Mol? (Who’s the mole?)
We’ve already heard her singing in NITE’s large-scale interdisciplinary performances, and now she stages her first solo song programme for Club Guy & Roni Invites. Entitled Both worlds, it is a musical quest for her roots.
Director and choreographer: Cecilia Moisio
Script: Eva Maria de Wit
Cast: Bien de Moor, Club Guy and Roni’s Poetic Disasters Club (junior company), and others.
Both worlds: Sarah Janneh live
Vocalist: Sarah Janneh