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BIG SISTERS - Nanterre-Amandiers
BIG SISTERS - Nanterre-Amandiers
BIG SISTERS - Nanterre-Amandiers
BIG SISTERS - Nanterre-Amandiers
BIG SISTERS - Nanterre-Amandiers
BIG SISTERS - Nanterre-Amandiers

Photo : Erwan Fichou

Photo : Erwan Fichou

Photo : Erwan Fichou

Photo : Erwan Fichou

Photo : Erwan Fichou

Photo : Erwan Fichou

7 avenue Pablo‑Picasso
Nanterre, FR 92022

BIG SISTERS

Conception, Choregraphy and scenography

Théo Mercier & Steven Michel

21 — 25 October 2020
La danseuse Laura Belgrano étant blessée, Steven Michel la remplacera pour les représentations des 22, 23, 24 et 25 oct.
Création 2020
Performed at the Centre Pompidou, Paris
Duration
1h
Location
Centre Pompidou Paris
With the support of Hermès corporate foundation as part of its program "New Settings"

Show created on March 9th, 2019 at Bonlieu scène nationale Annecy

In Affordable Solution for Better Living, Silver Lion at the 2019 Venice Dance Biennale, Théo Mercier and Steven Michel turned an Ikea bookshelf into a delusive tool for well-being, imposing arbitrary and globalized rules on humanity. As they continue to ponder our contemporary identities, the two artists now explore representations of the feminine around a stunning quartet. Coming from the field of contemporary dance and performance art, the four performers are the subjects and objects of a saga that feels like both experimental film and choreographic piece.

Over excerpts from the utopian novel by Monique Wittig Les Guérillères, the women dancers’ bodies embody the poetic and political struggles of the longstanding sexual liberation war championed by the militant writer. Incessantly juxtaposing historical reconstructions, fictitious profiles and sci-fi, the show addresses gender and biopower issues as well as those related to fantasy-based projections.

This fourth piece by Théo Mercier aided and supported by Nanterre-Amandiers (and the second collaboration with Steven Michel), BIG SISTERS is a deliberately exhilarating and festive work. Celebrating the vital energy in ourselves, it encourages us to acknowledge our own powers so we can wield them better.

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