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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 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, competition for most promising young theater maker in Holland. 

Director, camera, writer, edit, starring: Samira Elagoz

PRESS/REVIEWS:

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

Theaterkrant.nl

"One of the top10 Theatre works of 2017"

Falter.at

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

Standaard.be

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

HS.fi

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

European Cultural News

"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 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

"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

"..on the lens of the camera and on her body, in a powerful documentary between autobiography and fiction.."

teatroecritica.net

 

PERFORMED AT:

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

Festival Extra Ball, Paris

Campo, Ghent

Something Raw festival, Amsterdam

Mad House, Helsinki

Les Urbaines, Lausanne

NU performance Festival, Tallinn

Frascati theatre, Amsterdam

Theater Aan Zee, Ostende

  Winner of Prix Jardin d'Europe

Winner of Prix Jardin d'Europe

  Winner of  André Veltkamp Award

Winner of André Veltkamp Award