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Das Sofortvergnügen (THE INSTANT PLEASURE)

Cosimo Pori and Travis Amiel


Categories: Theater, Dance

Dates: September 2, 2023 - September 4, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: Fidget Space


A dance-theatre spectacle about insatiable desires, [in]convenience, [im]patience, and the need to get things now. THE INSTANT PLEASURE is a fast paced and silly joy-scroll, searching for what’s beyond the constant craving to want more, within the contrasts of queer existence in a capitalist society.

The show recontextualizes memes, idioms, bits, and personal anecdotes while borrowing from a versatile artistic legacy that includes Pina Bausch, Steve Reich, The Simpsons, SpongeBob Squarepants, and Laurie Anderson.

Das Sofortvergnügen premiered as a part of the 2023 Exponential Festival in Brooklyn, NY. It was developed at The Brick Theater through the ?!: New Works Festival, livestreamed with Zanni Productions thanks to a City Arts Corp Grant, with additional material performed at the March 2022 SALON. A work-in-progress was showcased as a part of The Tank’s 2022 PrideFest.

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About the Artist

Cosimo Pori and Travis Amiel are a Brooklyn-based performance duo that create experimental and silly live performances with speech, movement, and surprises. Their performances remix original material with memes, audio sourced from TikTok & YouTube videos, TV/film, contemporary dance, and more. They are influenced by, among others, Pina Bausch, Steve Reich, The Simpsons, SpongeBob Squarepants, and Laurie Anderson. Cosimo and Travis have performed together at The Tank, C’mon Everybody, and The Brick Theater.


  • Cosimo PoriCreator and Performer
  • Travis AmielCreator and Performer

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