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By Panos Malactos and Elias Adam

“I had a boyfriend. Then I got dumbed. I got dumbed, I bought a thong and I need lots of validation.”
Sadboi is an autofictional portrait of a sadboi dancer. Elias Adam works with Panos Malactos and researches the concept of radical stage vulnerability. Sadboi likes his suffering raw. He is gay, horny, heartbroken and extremely peaceful. He instagrams, therefore he exists.  The show attempts an ambiguous and complex narration, which explores sex, love and sadness in the fully technological and sexualised post – modern age.   Sadboi aims to create a immersive experience where intense physicality intersects with the virtual space of internet (social media, memes, dating apps). If lovesongs are dumb, wait till you hear this one. How many fire emojis will this get? The admins of this show are searching for validation. ​ Sadboi premiered in the Platform of New Choreographers in Limassol, Cyprus in December 2021. ​ Shows in Greece, Finland, Belgium, Iceland and more will be announced soon.
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HOMOGRAFÍA/HOMOGRAPHY Festival – Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium: Oct 1, 2022 SADBOI has been presented at:  Cyprus Choreography Platform // Limassol, Cyprus // December 2021 (premiere) Dance House Lemesos // Limassol, Cyprus //  March 2022 M54 // Athens, Greece // May 2022 FIN Fringe Festival // Turku, Finland // May 2022 Reykjavik Fringe Festival // Reykjavik, Iceland // June 2022 Istanbul Fringe Festival // Istanbul, Turkey // September 2022 HOMOGRAFÍA Festival // Brussels, Belgium // October 2022 F.O.L.A.  Festival // Auckland, New Zealand // February 2023 Teszt Festival // Timișoara, Romania // May 2023 Nicosia International Festival // Nicosia, Cyprus // June 2023 Teatro Victoria // Tenerife, Spain // August 2023 Lila Queer Festival // Zurich, Switzerland // September 2023
Upcoming tour dates:
Trente Trente // Bordeaux, France // January 2024
SADBOI, 2021 a piece for one performer Duration: 30 minutes direction & dramaturgy by Elias Adam performed by Panos Malactos choreography & dramaturgy by Panos Malactos costume design: Peñaranda Olmeda Miguel visualization: Messer Sita music: Lynks, Prydz Eric, Be Lulu sponsored by: Cyprus Choreography Platform, Cyprus Ministry Of Education And Culture