Inspired by ‘Tarantula’, a novel by Thierry Jonquet, the dance piece Me, My non-Self and I delves into what might happen if, out of revenge, you deprive someone of freedom and make them the object of your cruel thoughts. By doing so, can you make them yours and force them to do whatever you want? Or would you become dependent on who you thought to have tamed?
On a sombre stage, we see a Woman manipulating a Man’s body, trying to tame him, to make him obey. She keeps the Man in a small closed room against his will. The Man is almost motionless. We can’t see all of him. We see the Man’s body parts projected on the Woman’s body. Constantly unfolding incompleteness, fragmentation and division, the piece’s atmosphere grows into a psychological thriller.