WED APR 24 / 7 p.m.
›Falla‹ is an auto-biographical piece that mixes dance, storytelling, humour, performance and audience participation to explore questions around the phallus and the choreographic possibilities of shifting power and gender dynamics. ›Falla‹ starts from the story of the first time Julia B. Laperrière wore a prosthetic penis, or a dildo. Both in psychology and philosophy, the penis has often been presented as something women are ‘’missing’’. But what actually resides in this lack? Wanting to investigate this idea, Julia B. Laperrière uses as points of departure the following questions: how does it feel to have/wear a penis? How does it affect one’s way of moving/being? On a sociological level, what power inherits the one who bears it? As a queer woman, she is highly interested in how sexual attraction operates in regards to gender, and whether seduction can be used a a critical or reflexive tool.
Kindly supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Canadian Government.