Tricks For Gold is a fable set in late capitalism in which the protagonist, a magician, discovers that she can become the object of her desires – money – and tries to transform herself into it.

The performance studies the concept of trick and its ability to manipulate our experience of space and time through layers of virtuosity, exposure, contortion, concealment, self-assurance and vulnerability. The wish is to unravel the empathic potential of what is typically seen as an act of “service” and highlight the melancholia of tricks as not simply a mode of deceiving the audience – but also of the survival of the performer.

With very little spoken language (English)

Performance

Frida Giulia Franceschini

Direction, Choreography and Performance by Frida Giulia Franceschini (Italy) | Costume Design and Performance by Lea Kieffer
(France) | Outside Eye and Performance by Dani Brown (USA) | Music and Sound Design by Ksenija Ladić (Croatia) | Lighting Design by Susana Alonso (Spain) | Produced by Natalia Sookias (USA) | Dramaturgical Support by Isabel Gatzke (Germany) | Research Assistance by Sophie Vitelli (Italy/Serbia) and Andrea
Speranza (Italy) | Co-produced by Sophiensaele and Callie’s Berlin