Mum's The Word

Mum’s The Word, meaning to keep a secret and not to tell anybody, is a performance about mothers and daughters. A performance about the complex bond that already starts in the womb, the secrets and the behavior between mother and daughter. In a house full of memories these personal stories are brought to light. Moisio challenges the audience to reflect on the most basic form of love.
Mum’s The Word speaks about taboos like manipulation, jealousy and hidden rivalry. But it also speaks about the intimacy and the emotional inheritance that is passed on from generation to generation and forms a fundamental element of our behavior and our look upon life.

After the successful performances Juxtapose and L.O.V.E. Cecilia Moisio created Mum's The Word, a full-length dance and theater performance for four generations of female performers.

Cecilia Moisio is artist in residence at the production house Dansmakers Amsterdam. In 2014 she received the Award of the Dutch Dance Festival in Maastricht for upcoming choreographic talent. Mum's The Word, as part of this prize, premiered at the Dutch Dance Festival in October 2015 in Maastricht.

Concept, choreography and direction Cecilia Moisio 
Performers Sylvia Poorta, Soosan Gilson, Katarzyna Sitarz, Yulia Kalinchenko and Arnica Elsendoorn
Video and light design Mark Thewessen 
Set Design Malin Moisio 
Costumes Margot Koudstaal
Music Joni Vanhanen 
Advice acting Vincent Wijlhuizen 
Artistic advice Suzy Blok 
Technique Marcel Slagter 
Producer Dansmakers Amsterdam 
Executive Producer Hit Me Productions 
Publicity Lisa Reinheimer, Lisette Brouwer 
Photography campaign image Jamain Brigitha 
Scene photography Jochem Jurgens
Supported by De Nederlandse Dansdagen, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, BNG Cultuurfonds, VSB Fonds


4-5 March Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam 20:30h.
12 March Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam 20:30h.
23 March Schouwburg Arnhem, Arnhem 20:30h.
13 Apr De Lawei, Drachten 20:30h.
20 Apr Theater Vrijhof, Enschede 19:30h.
22 Apr
Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam CANCELLED
the performance on 22 Apr. is part of We Are Public
23 Apr Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam
the performance on 23 Apr. is part of We Are Public
23 Apr Workshop by Cecilia Moisio (90 min.)
costs €12,50 / €10,- students (when enough participants)
Reservation required, before Friday 22 April
28-29 Apr Theater Kikker, Utrecht 20:00h.
30 Apr Chassé Theater, Moving Futures Festival, Breda 20:30h.
3 Oct Theater KumulusNederlandse Dansdagen, Maastricht - try out 12:00h.
3 Oct Theater KumulusNederlandse Dansdagen, Maastricht - première 16:30h.
4 Oct Theater KumulusNederlandse Dansdagen, Maastricht 13:30h.
7 Oct Odeon, Zwolle 19:00h.
4 Nov Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam - moved to 2016 19:00h.
13 Nov Theater Bellevue, Moving Futures Festival, Amsterdam - cancelled  20:30h.
25 Nov De NWE Vorst, Moving Futures Festival, Tilburg - cancelled 20:00h.
27-28 Nov     Theater Kikker, Utrecht - moved to 2016 20:00h.



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