Farid Fairuz

YOU COME TO SEE THE SHOW AND YOU'LL GET AN EXTRA BURGER!
2001

artistic direction, text & choreography: Mihai Mihalcea
performance: Mihai Mihalcea, Mihaela Sirbu
coproduction: Solitude Project, MAD Centre Bucarest
Performance presented in premiere in the frame of Romanian Dance Platform

Surrounded by an alter ego mannequin and by a polyglot "witness-actress", the Romanian artist examines the solo in order to soliloquize about the difficulty of being alone on stageā€¦ It is an evolving solo, premiered in 1999, playing humorously and sensitively within a sphere of intimacy in order to question the position of artist today. In a derisive approach to the subject, Mihalcea displays to the public his discontent as an artist at not being able to satisfy the audience, constantly challenging his concepts his art and his private life.

Review by Marie-Christine Vernay