We all feel like losers sometimes. In her new production, choreographer Jelena Kostić explores the different guises of ‘loserhood’: shame, (self) pity, pain, and the need to put our worst moments into perspective and transform them into triumphs. With humour as her weapon, Jelena brings universal human behaviour and emotions to the stage. 

Stand back, I’m a loser on a winning streak.

Ocean Vuong, “Beautiful Short Loser”

Live dance and film

Apart from her work in theatre, Jelena Kostić is also known for her dance films. As part of the performance, therefore, her latest dance film will be screened, which delves deeper into the absurd situations we can experience when we allow ourselves to be judged by others, for instance in an audition or job application.

Choreography and concept – Jelena Kostić
in collaboration with the dancers – Noëmi Wagner, Blazej Jasinski, Tijmen Teunissen, Oliver Wagstaff
Dramaturgy, concept and text – Lou Cope
Artistic advisor & repetiteur – Judit Ruiz Onandi
Composer – Evelien van den Broek
Set design – Davy van Gerven
Lighting design – Bart Verzellenberg
Costume design – Rens de Waal
Art work / campaign image – Nataša Radosavljević & Lonneke van der Palen
Production manager – Daniëlle Pater

With support from: Performing Arts Fund, Municipality of Tilburg