For some women, their body is their identity, for others it is a vehicle. For some women, the body is the one thing we have in common, for others it is the very thing that sets us apart. About the relationship between women and their bodies there is still very little conversation, even thought its representations are all over the place around us. This relationship is a taboo topic, even more so the more we go further down on its anatomy, which hundreds of years of consented silence have transformed into a kind of mine field.
“Urban Body” tells the fictional stories of four Rroma women and researches the relationship between these and their own bodies, through a personal point of view but also within a social context: the body as an instrument for production, as property, as the quintessence of maternity: the healthy body, the sick body, the shameful body, the physical body as a mirror of social life and as the only personal possession we have. This performance will be a journey in the world of the marginals, exploring the shades of gray of morality and society and opening for debate the controversial topic of sexual and reproductive rights – all in a musical performance created with tenderness, in a commited and courageous manner, that tackles the topics of body, sexuality, survival and identity 21st century Romania.