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“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

On the 13th of April Coco Chanel, our new co-production with Ulrike Quade Company, opened in Amsterdam.
See it this Saturday in Amsterdam as part of the Pop Arts Festival
We can promise a thrilling piece about this icon of the modern woman.

Coco Chanel was an icon of gracefulness. With her bold designs she liberated women from the corset. Her eventful life tells us the story of a woman, who despite being an orphan rose to the French upper class. For modern women today her name is a symbol of equality and freedom. Chanel may be famous for her affairs, but she is also known as a savvy and successful businesswoman. Up until today Chanel is one of the most famous brands in the fashion industry.

Ulrike Quade and Jo Strømgren are fascinated by the complex history of Coco Chanel. As a master of illusion Chanel consistently chose to mythologize herself. She controlled the way the world looked at her, while at the same time her fashion has become a symbol for emancipation. The performance Coco Chanel seeks to investigate the influence fashion has on our society. How a costume becomes a body and how a body becomes a puppet.

Coco Chanel opens in Amsterdam on the 12th April at Theater Bellevue and then goes on an extensive tour of the Netherlands and Europe, reaching The Norwegian Opera and Ballet at the end of September. For the full touring schedule, click here.