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"Sorry, But I Feel Slightly Disidentified…"

Benjamin Kahn

Marseilles / Brussels
dance performance

A solo for Cherish Menzo

Choreographed for and with each performer, Benjamin Kahn’s three solo pieces paint an empirical picture of a generation grappling with global ecological, political and social emergencies. Drawing from conversations with Cherish Menzo, Sati Veyrunes and Théo Aucremanne, this trilogy, where each piece has its own identity but echoes the others, forms a kaleidoscope of emotions. Benjamin Kahn sees the depth and power of each personality and choreographs their private worlds in order to highlight universal truths, presenting three simultaneous relationships with the world in unusual spaces.

Charismatic performer Cherish Menzo gives herself up body and soul to the piece titled Sorry, But I Feel Slighty Disidentified. She pulls no punches and dances with incredible power and intensity. In a series of tableaux, the Dutch dancer with Surinamese parentage speaks of herself and of all of us, of the private and the universal, of the representation of bodies and the way we look at them. Sometimes covered with traditional fabrics, sometimes wearing only a corset, she deals with femininity, masculinity, exoticism and eroticism in ordinary situations we can all identify with. Her words, costumes and postures say a lot about the stereotypes that inhabit our unconscious minds… From images to metaphors and from rhythmic movements to silent pauses, the solo constructs and deconstructs our gaze and reveals our prejudices about race, gender, social status and different cultures.


Avec le soutien de la SACD (Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques) et de l’Onda (Office national de diffusion artistique) dans le cadre de leur programme TRIO(S)

Practical information

2023 edition

Duration 55'


Aged 16 and over

Where ?
La Criée - National Theater of Marseille

30, quai de Rive Neuve, 7e

tel. 04 91 54 70 54

Métro 1 arrêt Vieux-Port

Bus - 82, 82s, 83 arrêt Théâtre La Criée

• Bus de nuit - 583 arrêt Théâtre La Criée

Vélo Station Place aux Huiles

Parking Indigo, Vieux-Port-La Criée 


Price €10

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Conception, direction, chorégraphie : Benjamin Kahn
Création, interprétation : Cherish Menzo
Lumières, costumes, texte : Benjamin Kahn
Composition sonore en collaboration avec Gaggi Petrovic
Remerciements : Hubert Colas et le Festival Actoral, The Cultural Rucksack (Norvège)
Résidence : Frascati Theater Amsterdam (Pays-Bas)
Avec le soutien de l’Ambassade des Pays-Bas et Wallonie-Bruxelles International


Photographie © Martin Argyroglo Lafayette