The performance Yira, yira (Cruising, cruising) talks about experiences of four sexual workers from Argentina in which Juan Ejemplo, Leandra, Pichón Reyna and Sofía Tramazaygues reveal aspects of prostitution we rarely think about. Through their stories we enter the world of sexual work defined by personal choice and circumstances, but we also become aware that at the same time we are talking about work conditions in general, demand and supply curves in an open market, margins and centres and social powers that come with those positions, desires and fears, dreams and realities.
Society exploits and take pleasure in sexual work to the same extent as it moralizes and despises it. Prostitution therefore becomes a complex crossroad of economy, sex, gender, age, power dynamics, class and choice. When we think about exchange of money for sex, we usually consider only the clients paying the sexual workers for their service, but what is the full price in reality and who pays it in the end? Clients with their money or sexual workers with their social status, legal insecurities and many more risks that come with the job?

Bruno Isaković is a performer and choreographer living in Zagreb, Croatia. He graduated contemporary dance from Amsterdam School of the Arts in 2009. He has received various scholarships, as well as Jury Award and Best Solo Dance at Solo Dance International Festival in Budapest and Croatian national award 2016 as a best choreographer for Denuded (ensemble version). His solo Denuded (2013) toured around the world from New York, Tokyo, London, Sao Paulo to Hobart. He is Artistic director of the Sounded Bodies Festival in Zagreb, Croatia.
Nataša Rajković is a theatre director, dramaturg, writer, producer and former artistic director of the Culture of Change within the Student Centre in Zagreb. Currently she teaches at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Collaborating with the theatre director Bobo Jelčić, they developed their own theatre concept, won numerous awards and toured venues and festivals with their performances all over Europe. Culture of Change (co-)productions have been awarded with more than 50 national and international awards and recognitions, establishing a new generation of artists from all fields of artistic creation.

The performance is realised with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union Be SpectACTive!

Authors: Bruno Isaković and Nataša Rajković (HR / Argentina)
Performers and co-authors: Juan Ejemplo, Leandra Atenea Levine Hidalgo, Pichón Reyna, Sofía Tramazaygues
Translation: Silvija Stipanov
Production: Domino
Co-production: Drugo more, Malo Sutra, ECC Rijeka 2020
Photography: Bruno Isaković
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English and Croatia

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