Boy Name: Reconcile
Boy Name: Reconcile is a sophisticated telling of identity and transformation through the language of the body. Here, Boy Name’s body becomes a canvas for things some would rather be left unspoken, holding a reflection of the social taboos that are used to control us and ultimately make us question our self worth.
These often masked tensions are hidden within and without, and as the layers of expectation and norms are discarded with Boy Name’s carefully choreographed catharsis, bit by bit we bear witness to a universal plight few speak of and even fewer dare show; the often painful, furtive journey to self discovery and self acceptance.
This work is an exploration of what is usually hidden and often forbidden, an honest look at the self that we are too afraid to show ourselves, let alone others. Living and breathing in their own skin, allowing themselves to be naked and unashamed, embracing pleasure and self love are all strong elements of Boy Name’s performance.
There is also a darkness that wells up in moments of Boy Name’s acts of self discovery; sometimes the darkness takes centre stage and you glimpse the brokenness, intimately and honestly shared, and yet each time they face the darkness, Boy Name tempers the body into something more resilient, something far less vulnerable.
Boy Name: Reconcile is a fresh reprieve from the ubiquitous chatter that permeates the everyday routine, and invites the viewer to go deeper, down to the visceral level, to experience the story with your heart and your gut. Trust the journey as it slowly unfolds and the narrative emerges in stages that offer glimpses of a final destination where the dissonance of being is finally reconciled in bittersweet surrender.
Boy Name: Reconcile is hauntingly sad in its suffering, yet beautiful and joyful in its gradual acceptance of an undeniable personal truth, and ultimately, love.