Layer by layer, in the process of shedding its skin, the performance "Sorry... But I feel Slightly Disidentified" draws a portrait of a supposedly generic female figure on her way towards unattainable social assimilation. A silhouette under colorful fabrics and a rhythm give the first impulses, which then make the emerging body tremble in as many tones as stereotypes exist.. Choreographer Benjamin Kahn develops an edgy and highly physical journey for and with performer Cherish Menzo: A perception ride that becomes a kaleidoscopic experience. Self-discovery and others’ perception come into conflict and raise questions about race, gender, sexuality, social class and culture. A performance that amazes and reflects at the same time.
“Pugno” is a cinematic interpretation of the solo performance “Sorry... But I Feel Slightly Disidentified” by director Chiara Chaterina. In her engaging performance, Cherish Menzo fills the screen with her body in constant transformation. On view is a body that intensifies the choreographic score through the perception of a supposed audience. The selected cinematic elements unfold their potential and offer the possibility to be close to the performer. The possibilities of the camera offer a change of perspective onto the question of identity and social norms.