SURE

In June 2005, Sartoria invited Dorothée Perret of Purple Magazine, Emma Reeves of Another Magazine and Dazed&Confused, Sophie Morner of Capricious and Tricia Jones of i-D to participate in an unprecedented focus group on behalf of NikeWomen.

They were asked to comprehend, describe and recount what exactly moves the feminine universe and unearth the movement within it. This argument captured the imagination of the journalists to such a degree that it gave life to something much greater than a simple exchange of ideas.

What came about was a noteworthy collection of considerations and notes; visual and emotional notes that became the backbone for a performance piece called “SURE. Shall We Talk About It?” that hit the scenes in autumn, that same year.

With a line up of ten dancers, directed and choreographed by Constanza Macras, SURE was designed to unite dance and performance with drama and a savvy look at the many faces of contemporary women.

Argentinian director Constanza Macras thus described her work on the play: “SURE is a continual contamination: it isn’t only dance, it isn’t only theater, and it isn’t dance-theater. It’s about working with texts and music and improvising with the dancers and the musicians.”

And on the specificity of the issue: “Women… it’s not easy to talk about women. It is a fascinating challenge and a difficult one. […] I like working with women. Working with women means that everything gets quite emotional. There is warmth and a particular kind of intensity. Women know how to take care of each other.”

Time Frame
2005
Communication Items
“SURE. Shall We Talk About It?” Invitation
“SURE. Shall We Talk About It?” Look Book
Photos by Hellen Van Meene and Monia Lippi