Production Details / Press Releases
What bodies and which dances are necessary for the present times? What does it mean to be dangerous? Or ‘dangereuses – implying a plural feminine entity?
In this choreographic work, six performers understand the risk of intimacy, gentleness and pleasure as a subversive practice and cross it with elements of self-defense, protest, training and preparation for combat. Seeing softness, vulnerability, sensuality, strength and brutality not as opposites, but rather interested in where they meet and how it happens. Taking inspiration from Elsa Dorlin’s writings on violence, and calling in Uses of the Erotics (Lorde) and Pleasure Activism (maree brown) as methodology, the work searches for ways in which we can prepare our bodies for resistance as much as for pleasure and connection.
Julia B. Laperrière and her team work in an intersectional perspective and are interested in trust, respect and love as pillars for artistic collaboration. Composed of artists navigating between many countries and cultures, the mix of languages, places, practices, people and genres —both artistic and identity related— constitute an integral part of their practice. Seeing dance through a queer feminist lense,they believe in the body as a place of change and exchange.
TFB Nr. 1836
Cast & Credits
Choreography: Julia B. Laperrière
Co-Choreography, performance: Rachell Bo Clark, Lisanne Goodhue, Arantxa Martinez, Elvan Tekin
Sound design: Amund Ulvestad
Stage design: Yoav Admoni
Costumes: Cordelia Lange
Outside Eye: Siegmar Zacharias
Light design: Vito Walter
Production: Paula Häfele
Production assistence: Lucille Belland, Raphaël Bas
With thanks to Friederike Heine, Saphir Belkheir, Pauline Stöhr, Pauline Lavogez, Luara Raio, Anat Bosak, Micaela Kühn, Ghyslaine Gau, Isabelle Schad, Astrid Rostaing
A production by Julia B. Laperrière in collaboration with cohue and LAB-L plateforme chorégraphique.
Funded by the Haupstadtkulturfonds and co-produced by the Fonds Transfabrik – Franco-German fund for live performance.
With the support of the Norwegian Arts Council, ICI—Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier Occitanie – Direction Christian Rizzo (with the support of DRAC Occitanie), la Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne – studio residency, CCNO – direction Maud Le Pladec, Actoral -Montévidéo, Centre d’Art, Tanzfabrik Berlin and Ballhaus Ost.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):