“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.
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
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