A 'Solo for Future Feminism' is the subtitle of the newest solo Hate Me, Tender by Teresa Vittucci – a research on hate and feminism.
Vittucci curiously elaborates on the Virgin Mary, one of the most crucial and defining female figures. With a gentle violence the Swiss theatre maker begins to unravel the queer potential of a figure which is culturally seen as epitome of purity, innocence and perfection, icon of the compassionate woman and mourning mother. Revered by the church authorities in her function as the Mother of God, criticised by feminist movements for the female stereotypes this figure has brought forth – the virgin has polarized generations, not least for being a woman.
In her solo Vittucci embarks on a tender crusade to reinstate the matriarch Mary in her role as a powerful heroine and ambassador of a queer feminism, armed solely with the weapon of a vulnerable compassionate heart.
Hate Me, Tender has been awarded with the Swiss Dance Prize 2019.