TICKET CATEGORY 4
DURATION: 75 MINUTES
SAT FOLLOWED BY ARTIST TALK
As a child, Dana Michel often wrapped herself a yellow towel around her head to look blond and like the others. This memory feeds her autobiographically inspired solo Yellow Towel, in which the Canadian-Caribbean choreographer in a captivating, personal and liberating way plays with African-American stereotypes. Can she upend them and thus harness them for herself? As a master of transformation, Dana Michel creates ever new characters and figures before our eyes that elude unambiguous classification: between black and white, man and woman, silent and loquacious, agile and stiff. They debate, discuss, ponder, or mutter. A partially absurd, partially gloomy exorcism attempt to get rid of marginalizing labelling processes by oneself and others.
DANA MICHEL is a new, powerful voice in the international dance scene. In her unusual choreographies, she combines performance, improvisation, hip-hop, comedy, dub, and film studies with social positions. Her spectacular works have been won a number of prizes; in 2017 she received the Silver Lion for innovative dance at the Biennale di Venezia. Michel lives in Montreal and is associated artist of the dance company Par B.L.eux.
Choreography/performance/ set/costume: Dana Michel
Lightdesign/Technical Direction: Karine Gauthier
Ton/Sound consultant: David Drury
Artistic advisor: Ivo Dimchev, Peter James, Mathieu Léger, Antonija Livingstone, Manolis Tsipos
Production: Dana Michel
Executive production: Par B.L.eux, Distribution Key Performance - Julia Asperska, Koen Vanhove
Coproduction: Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), Studio 303 Residency Compagnie Marie Chouinard, MAI, Le Chien Perdu (Brüssel), Usine C, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, Studio 303, Agora de la Danse
Supported by das Programme d'Action Culturelle du Cirque du Soleil und des M.K.I.
The programme focus on Canada is part of Canada’s cultural programme as the honorary guest of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020. It is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the government of Canada with additional support from the government of Québec.
Guest performance in Cooperation with Schwankhalle