Vanilla explores the relationship of pleasure, sexual desire and food to question normativity in sexual practices. Through the intimate and vulnerable sharing of personal and fictional sex stories, the performance offers a warm and soft exercise of imagination. On stage, the careful preparation and the consumption of sauces is used to highlight the care that is at stake in safe and sound sexual encounters, however radical they might be. Vanilla gently invites the audience to open their sexual fantasy box and to put together their own recipe.

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Concept & performance
Sophie Guisset
Artistic collaboration, performance Enis Turan
Artistic collaboration, performance, stage design Cee Füllemann
Dramaturgy and artistic advise Lisa Vereertbrugghen
Light and sound design Emilio Cordero Checa
Text adviser Melanie Jame Wolf
External eye Fanny Brouyaux
Production Lara Joy Bues
Photo credit Mayra Wallraff

Funded by 
the Berliner Senate Department for Culture and Europe (DE), Flemish Authorities (BE)

Coproduced by
WpZimmer (BE), Kunstencentrum Viernulvier (BE)

Supported by
Charleroi Danse (Residency contribution), Buda Kortrijk (BE), Kampnagel Hamburg

Research supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR

Thank you to Helga Baert, Matthieu Goeury, Marieke De Munck, Uta Lambertz