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COCK, COCK.. WHO’S THERE?

Director, concept, edit, camera: Samira Elagoz

Cock, Cock… Who’s There? is not your average show about rape, female bodies, online dating, feminism or the male gaze. Samira Elagoz takes us along on her personal research project across three continents. From online platforms, like Tinder and Chatroulette, to close encounters, she showcases gender relations in their brutal and wonderful ambivalence, and takes the audience on her journey of regaining power and attempts to relate to men. She explores desire, the power of femininity and the female gaze in a world in which the virtual and the real are inextricably intertwined.

WINNER OF THE TOTAL THEATRE AWARDS 2018

WINNER OF THE PRIX JARDIN D’EUROPE 2017

WINNER OF THE ANDRÉ VELTKAMP AWARD 2017

NOMINATED FOR THE BNG BANK NEW THEATERMAKER AWARD 2017

ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING TALENTS OF 2017 - TANZ MAGAZINE 2017

NOMINATED FOR THE JUDGES CHOICE AWARD : shows with the finger on the pulse of social change" 2018

PRESS/REVIEWS:

“( ★★★★★ ) Cock Cock becomes a statement of fierce defiance without ever raising its voice to a shout.

The List UK

“Best takes on the male gaze”

The Times Magazine

( ★★★★★ ) "hyper-personal research is layered and universal"

Theaterkrant.nl

“Lyn Gardner: New voices challenge our idea of ‘good’ theatre”

The Stage UK

“..possibly the best thing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year… The result is piece of art that’s far more nuanced, intelligent and adult in its consideration of sexuality and femininity than the vast majority made on the subject.”

Exteunt Magazine

“( ★★★★★ ) ..intimate and raw while simultaneously being clinical and distanced. Part experiment, part film, part f*ck you...This is the kind of theatre I want to see.”

730review

“( ★★★★½ ) ..turns an archeological gaze on its audience, sexual violence, and itself.

The Reviews Hub

"One of the top10 Theatre works of 2017"

Falter.at

“It’s unmissable. Samira makes work of complexity, tenderness and humour that I hope will offer new perspectives on ongoing national conversations about sexual violence.”

Tn2Magazine

“ ( ★★★★ ) ..her apparent fearlessness in the face of potentially dangerous and pervy internet strangers, her archly sexualised femininity–engenders discomfort and forces us to question our own prejudice.”

The Stage UK

"If one piece captures the complexity of #metoo, it is 'Cock, Cock ... Who's there?' from Samira Elagoz."

Standaard.be

“ ( ★★★★ ) “..there’s an ultimate sense that consensual intimacy is still a beautiful thing"

Scotsman

“..when you have seen the work you can’t but join its praisers. This is unlike anything you’ve seen before.”

HS.fi

“ ( ★★★★) This is a hard-hitting, graphic and difficult piece of theatre..”

The Young Perspective

"...A very complex and remarkable work in which, above all, humanity is the focus."

European Cultural News

INTERVIEW: “Samira Elagoz confronts the trauma of #metoo.”

Glam Cult

"A piece that hits the spot. Men should look at it gratefully."

Derstandard.at

 ( ★★★★) "She assembles and edits all this into a film that is as raw-realistic as it is frivolous, as moving as it is funny, as dramatic as it is optimistic."

Knack.be

“Raw yet exquisitely composed.. unapologetic in presentation of the female artists’ desires, bodies and experience..”

The Sick of The Fringe

“…One artist, however, was ahead of the game: Samira Elagoz.”

Berlin Art Link

“( ★★★★) The strong performance is so physical that it makes the audience anxious -

Aamulehti

"Raw yet elegant"

Volkskrant.nl

"Elagoz's self-presentation very intelligently exposes a taboo subject."

Standaard.be

"Samira Elagoz not only captures zeitgeist convincingly, but also show a remarkable mastery of the tools of her trade. Her editing and framing skills are extraordinary, the dramaturgy flawless. In short: ‘Cock, cock, who’s there’ is performance that resonates long after you leave the theatre."

AHK.nl

“Though film and television are rife with representations of romantic exchange, Elagoz’s take on these meetings is utterly unpredictable.”

Jerusalem Post

"To make the investigation interesting is not so much the ambiguous line of demarcation between truth and fiction already experienced by many contemporary performances, but rather the provocative forcing of many stereotypes on an already widely discussed subject."

doppiozero.com

"In this trend of a generation of young creators with autobiographical performances Samira Elagoz goes a step further. Keenly she plays with the expectations of both her subjects and the audience."

Theateraanzee.be

"..one piece, in particular, got under our skin and kept returning to us. The issues it raised and dealt with did not settle on a closure either in the work itself or in our discussions. Through a skillful interweaving of multiple genres such as live performance, creative documentary, and docu-fiction, Cock, Cock Who’s There? by Samira Elagoz performs a series of unsettling, thought-provoking boundary-crossings. In its investigation on the longing for intimacy and connection, it traverses the gray spaces between violence and intimacy; reality and fiction; life and art; the public and the private; victimhood and agency, and between and within the multiple roles one embodies."

lifelongburning.eu

 

PERFORMED AT / COMING UP:

Reykjavik (16th of November)

Actoral, Marseille (4th - 5th of October)

Dublin Fringe, Dublin

Diver Festival, Tel Aviv

Wiesbaden Biennale, Wiesbaden

Tampere international theatre festival, Tampere

Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh

Ambulante, Mexico City

Revolve festival, Uppsala Stadsteater

IPAF festival, Warehouse9, Copenhagen

Labo festival, Cullberg ballet/Stockholm

BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen

Kaaitheater, Brussels

Gesnerallee, Zürich

Campo, Ghent

Theatre Bellevue, Amsterdam

Magro Theater, Mantova

Beursschouwburg, Brussels

Rotterdamse schouwburg

Spider festival, Ljubljana

Homo Novus festival, Riga

Black Box, Oslo

Impulstanz, Vienna, Winner of Prix Jardin d'Europe

Santarcangelo Festival, Santarcangelo

Hango Teaterträff, Hanko

The EYE film museum, Amsterdam

Spring Festival, Utrecht

Radical Jung theatre Festival, Munich

Campo, Ghent

Something Raw festival, Amsterdam

Mad House, Helsinki

Les Urbaines, Lausanne

NU performance Festival, Tallinn

Frascati theatre, Amsterdam

Theater Aan Zee, Ostende

  Total Theatre Awards, Edinburgh 2018

Total Theatre Awards, Edinburgh 2018

  Prix Jardin d'Europe, Vienna 2017

Prix Jardin d'Europe, Vienna 2017

  André Veltkamp Award, Amsterdam 2016

André Veltkamp Award, Amsterdam 2016