SOPHIA

VAN DER PUTTEN

aboutSophia

Sophia creates artistic works grounded in the body, that deal with themes like feminity, sexuality, and power which she approaches from an absurdist perspective. A returning thread in her work is the tension between the ‘social’ body as public and historic cultural playing-field, and the ‘personal’ body as the most private and intimate element in our lives.

In her movement language she searches for ways to alienate and transform the body through the distortion of physical borders. Sophia makes these confronting themes physically tangible and feasible through her comic touch.

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teacher

dance and theater

Modern Dance 40+

Improvisation 40+

photo: Gunnar Meier

PERFORMER

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

PERFORMANCE

PHYSICAL THEATER

VOICE

MAKER

Lola is a fantasy…

With her body twisted and split, she struggles to balance reality and dream. In a last attempt to take control, she grabs her camera. Armed with the lens, she inspects her body parts and seduces the gaze of the others that just entered her world.

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