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Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? is an unsettling, touching and private documentary-performance of a young woman’s research into intimacy and violence. Through online platforms like Chatroulette and Tinder, and through close encounters Samira Elagoz takes the audience on her journey of regaining power, reinventing autonomous expression of sexuality and attempts to relate to men.
Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? won the André Veltkamp grant for being the most promising graduation work in 2016, and the Prix Jardin d’Europe at Impulstanz in 2017. It was also nominated for the BNG Bank Nieuwe Theatermakersprijs, a competition for the most promising young theater makers in Holland.
Samira Elagoz is a Finnish born artist residing in the Netherlands. She has a BA in choreography from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. In her work “Samira Elagoz weaves together performance and video, fiction and documentary, art and life, gravity and levity in an impressive and very surprising way” (Robert Kaltenhäuser, Blooom Awards). Besides Elagoz (director), the ensemble includes a Dutch technician, a Japanese actor who lives in the Netherlands, and one still unknown Finnish actor.
Tampere Theatre Festival is Finland’s leading theatre event, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018.
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux supports the performance as part of the TelepART internationalisation programme.