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Mea Culpa

Cloe Fournier's Mea Culpa depicts the dramas played out among seven female bodies in a society dominated by an invisible yet ever-present power.

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Mea culpa

Date: 18 Sep 2019

Dancer-choreographer Chloe Fournier’s Mea Culpa depicts the dramas played out among seven female bodies in a futuristic society bearing the pressures from an ever-present invisible power, referred to as “IT”.

 Mea Culpa takes the viewer on an absorbing and sensuous journey, where women stomp their feet and hiss in quest of salvation, freedom and self-liberation.

Fournier has developed a movement aesthetic that blends and stretches contemporary physical theatre with French folk dance in order to explore and exploit the idea of the human machine – part-mechanical, part-human.

“This work questions empowerment and our responsibility in shaping a future society where women re-appropriate and recode the female body according to them,’ says Fournier. “Mea Culpa is an attempt to consciously move away from the forces of technology, science, religion, patriarchy, matriarchy and pop culture, represented by ‘IT’, that hold women down.”

Fournier is known for her provocative solo works, as well as her powerful performance presence in works by cross-genre companies including Branch Nebula and Stalker Theatre. Fournier’s work examines human behaviours, the female form and its relationship to modern society, and the crucible of life and death.

Performers Imogen Cranna, Isabella Coluccio, Emily Flannery, Cloé Fournier, Nicola Ford, Anna McCulla, Natalie Pelarek and Daniela Zambrano move to a score created by composer James Brown.

 

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