“Men don’t touch, they bite”
· CLINCH in boxing it refers to the moment when the two fighters hug and lock until the referee separates them. It’s about getting as close to your opponent as possible to protect yourself from his attack.
CLINCH questions the mandates of contemporary masculinity and how men feel challenged by other men to publicly confirm their manhood and identity. It refers to men’s inability to express their feelings or insecurities to avoid confirming their fragility. It is the denial of feelings, except rage or anger, which must be demonstrated through the exercise of violence and which is the only valid feeling, the only one applauded, acclaimed and admired, for traditional masculinity .
CLINCH is the site or outdoor adaptation of the theatre piece COWARDS.
Direction and concept: Àngel Duran
Interpretation: Yeinner Chicas and Àngel Duran
OST: Joan Borràs
Costume: Paula Ventura
Lighting design: Xavi Moreno
Executive production: ELCLIMAMOLA
With the support of Roca Umbert Fàbrica de les Arts, Festus Festival and Sólodos Costa Rica