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

In (untitled)(2000), a play by Tino Sehgal performed here by Boris Charmatz, the whole history of 20th century stage dance runs through the performer's body, and vice versa. Whether or not one recognizes the references that mark its writing, this play constitutes a form of "dance museum" and sees the body as a museum work in constant transformation.

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 habillées", 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 Coster

Presented with the Festival d'Automne in Paris.
In partnership with Libération et Mouvement.

Dance Festival
Sep 2020
201 day(s) ago
Balkis Moutashar, Attitudes habillées - les soli © Martin Argyroglo
Mette Ingvartsen, Manual Focus © Martin Argyroglo
Benjamin Kahn, Sorry but I feel slightly disidentified © Martin Argyroglo