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Recording: 2024-03-15 , Ballhaus Ost (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Julia B. Laperrière


Ballhaus Ost

Production Details / Press Releases

Female gender identity has historically been essentially defined by the supposed ‘lack’ of the phallus. Choreographer Julia B. Laperrière explores this problematic view from a queer-feminist perspective and uses the strap-on as a transformative tool. What does it feel like to wear a penis? How does it affect the way we move? Julia B. Laperrière examines the connections between sexual attraction, sex and gender and, together with musician Pia Achternkamp, embarks on a search for an alternative female sexuality without shame.

Julia B. Laperrière is a French-Canadian choreographer based in Berlin since 2016. As an artist navigating between Berlin, Montpellier and Montreal, the heterogeneous mix of languages, places, practices, people and genres —both artistic and identity related— constitute an integral part of her practice. Lately, she has been interested in the representations of the female body on stage, new intimacies and dangerous dances. Julia and Pia collaborate since 2020.


TFB Nr. 1864

Cast & Credits

Choreography, performance: Julia B. Laperrière
Sound, performance: Pia Achternkamp
Dramaturgy: Siegmar Zacharias
Production assistence: Micaela Kühn Jara, Paula Häfele
Light: Marek Lamprecht, Raquel Rosildete
With thanks to: Helen Simard, Florentine Emigholz, Simone Kessler

A production of Julia B. Laperrière in collaboration with Schwankhalle Bremen, with kind support of ICI-CCN Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier.
The project is part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.

Ballhaus Ost

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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Julia B. Laperrière / Trailers and Video Documentations

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