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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, choreography and set design

Théo Mercier & Steven Michel

Postponed in 2020-2021
Estimated duration
1h
Location
Salle transformable
Show created March 9th 2020 in Bonlieu scène nationale Annecy (France)

SHOW POSTPONED IN 2020-2021

Following Affordable Solution for Better Living – a genuine domestic drama in which a man builds up his male identity by assembling an Ikea bookshelf – Steven Michel and Théo Mercier continue to explore gender, biopower and domesticity with BIG SISTERS. The play was conceived and designed for four dancers aged 23 to 65, including Laura Belgrano, Lili Buvat, Marie de Corte and Mimi Wascher. Envisioned like an experimental film, BIG SISTERS is a performance act unfolding like a filmic and kaleidoscopic take on women and their representations, juxtaposing fragments of self-portraits, staged portraits, science fiction and historical reenactments.
By turns ghosts, spaceships, captains, missiles and planets, the bodies of the four women are time-travel capsules. Through those political and poetic bodies engaged in a thousand-year-old liberation war, BIG SISTERS also attempts to shed light on the complex choreography of perspectives, fantasies and projections at play in the dramatizing of female bodies.
In the modern kitchen, under the moon of a great Sabbath, in damp woods or inside cybernetic networks, BIG SISTERS wavers between bloody battle, festive ritual and gleeful celebration of vital energy, encouraging everyone to acknowledge their own power and wield it.

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