Romanian with English Captions
How much is kink and how much is trauma in our pleasures? How can we transform the histories of abuse, queerness, sexual consent, gathered over a lifetime into a form of resistance?
Trauma Kink is a show about how early life and adult traumas define our perception of intimacy and pleasure.
The show opens the conversation about trauma in a natural way, through the stories of five artists who open up to the public in a performative approach that combines confessional elements with fiction and the hedonistic imaginary.
A show about trauma and hedonism, beyond dictionary definitions, but mostly about the healing power of vulnerability.
With: Arhanghela, Mihaela Drăgan, Zita Moldovan, Kitty Rhea, Răzvan Rotaru
Text: Mihaela Drăgan
Directing & scenography: Gabriel Sandu
Scenography & lighting concept assistant: Miruna Croitoru
Video: Aural Eye
Choreography: Răzvan Rotaru
Music: Andrei Horjea
Costumes: Patricia Suciu
Photo credit: Amalia Drăniceanu
Music consultancy: Nicoleta Ghiță
Giuvlipen means feminism in the Romani language and is the first independent Roma feminist theatre company in Romania. Our art is challenging, experimental and highly performative. The themes of our performances are diverse, but they all have something in common: we openly discuss topics that history, mentality and social or political constraints have often silenced. In each show, we seek to reclaim the art, history and cultural identity of Roma, through stories told by us, Roma artists. Giuvlipen was established in 2014 by actresses Mihaela Dragan and Zita Moldovan.