From September 21 to 27, 2020, Lafayette Anticipations presents the third edition of its festival entitled Échelle Humaine.

Bodies are the vectors of this new edition of Echelle Humaine. Choreographed, staged, transformed, fantasized, they occupy all the spaces of Lafayette Anticipations and invite us to observe what the world is trembling about: our infatuations and our refusals, our tremors and our affirmations, our tenacities.

The first play by Dimitri Chamblas & Boris Charmatz, À bras-le-corps, opens the festival. Very early on, they committed themselves to dance it indefinitely, charging it over the years with their experiences as men and performers. Their original intentions and the desire to take on the challenge have been combined with "a cheerful and joyful irony" that continues to go beyond the confines of their play space.

In Farci.e, Sorour Darabi wonders how to discuss genre in a language that assigns a genre to words. In Farsi, his mother tongue, gender is "جسن ی ت" "jenssiat" and means matter. His gender is skin, flesh, bones, muscles.

Simon Senn bought a digital replica of a female body online. In three easy steps, this theoretically impersonal body becomes his. Be Arielle F explores this sensual experience and the ethical, legal and psychological questions it raises.

Throughout the weekend, the corsets and false bottoms of Attitudes habillé, the masks of Manual Focus, the composite clothing of "Sorry But I Feel Slightly Disidentified..." bring out new figures that defy stereotypes and force our eyes to confront themselves.

Program curated by Amélie Couillaud

Presented with the Festival d'Automne in Paris.

Dance Festival
Sep 2020
Monday7:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday7:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday7:30pm - 10pm
Thursday7:30pm - 10pm
Saturday11:30am - 6:30pm
Sunday11:30am - 6:30pm
13 Mar
13 Sep 2020