Eleanor Bauer [US/BE]
BAUER HOUR #13 – Being Robert Plutchik
Being Robert Plutchik is the result of a four-week workshop with Eleanor Bauer and a group of KASK Drama Masters students and alumnae. Sharing the same starting points as Bauer's next project, Meyoucycle (me-you-cycle), which will premiere at Kaaitheater in Spring 2016 in collaboration with Ictus contemporary music ensemble, the piece and workshop is a deconstruction and reconstruction of the musical: using the same ingredients of a musical (song, dance, text, music) but in a collective research on their performative forms, formats, and potentials.
The research and performance is organized around the "Plutchik Emotion Circumplex," a model for analyzing human emotions invented by psychologist Robert Plutchik in 1980. Being Robert Plutchik looks at a spectrum of human emotions through the experiential and analytic lens of contemporary social life and how emotions can or cannot be shared and expressed today, including the effects of technology, social media, various therapies, and more.
Direction Eleanor Bauer | Created with and performed by Mourad Baaiz, Linde Carrijn, Seppe Decubber, Lieselotte De Keyzer, Anjana Dierckx, Mathilde Strijdonk, Yuri Van Der Hoven | Thanks to Sandra Liaklev Andersen, Chris Peck, KASK / Hogent