The work Chained deals with the effort exerted by the female body, a body oppressed by social standards, to escape from the shackles that keep its dynamic and potential trapped. Will it manage to overcome the patriarchal boundaries, escape and find its way to a more liberated future?
In this solo performance, the body changes forms, shifting its dynamic as it moves. Contraction, oppression, outbursts of breaking free. Passing through the stages of trial, denial and seeming liberation, it finally reaches the stage of being the body of the present.
The gradual conflict and dismantling of standards gives rise to a simple, present body, that is one with space, time, and the audience. Thus, the work proposes a kind of kinetic manifesto, which denounces the chronic, and often indiscernible, imposition of gender-specific roles that aim at subjugating women's desires and manipulating female identities.