Samira Elagoz [FI/EG]

Cock, Cock… Who’s There?

Cock, Cock… Who’s There?
Cock, Cock… Who’s There?

06.03 – 07.03.2018

A new kind of docu-fiction

Cock, Cock… Who's There? is an unsettling and gripping report by a young woman who researches intimacy and violence. Samira Elagoz takes you on an expedition to online platforms like Tinder and Chatroulette, supplemented with live encounters. Armed with her camera, she sheds light on the online manipulation of bodies, while cleverly subverting typical gender dynamics on the internet. Along the way, she attempts to rediscover her autonomous sexual expression. The resulting production is as unsettling as it is moving. Can Elagoz find new ways to relate to men?

• The Finnish-Egyptian theatre director Samira Elagoz graduated from the SNDO in Amsterdam in 2016. She invariably incorporates video and film into her performances, creating a new kind of docu-fiction genre. This autumn she garnered great praise at the IDFA Festival in Amsterdam for her film Craigslist Allstars – and her fame has been growing rapidly ever since. We are now welcoming her to the Kaaitheater for the first time.

‘Post-feminist emancipation or Stockholm Syndrome? Elagoz’ self-presentation very cleverly reveals a great taboo.’ – De Standaard

‘…as raw-realistic as it is frivolous, as moving as it is funny, as dramatic as it is optimistic.’ – Knack ★★★★

‘Samira Elagoz not only captures the zeitgeist convincingly, but also shows a remarkable mastery of the tools of her trade. This performance resonates long after you leave the theatre.’ – Jury report Andre Veltkamp Award


written, directed, edited by Samira Elagoz | performers Samira Elagoz, Ayumi Matsuda, Tashi Iwaoka | advice Jeanette Groenendaal, Bruno Listopad, Richard Sand | sound David Krooshof | support The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Blooom Award, SNDO