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Dana Michel

›Yellow Towel‹

CANCELLED

Festival TANZ BREMEN postponed to 2021.

FRI MAY 22 / 9.30 pm
SAT MAY 23 / 7 pm

Duration: 75 min.

As a child, Dana Michel would drape a yellow towel on her head in an attempt to become blonde and to be othered. In ›Yellow Towel‹, she revisits this escapist world of alter-egos in a performative ritual free longing to be free of censorship. Blending austerity and absurdity, she digs into tropes of black culture and of marginalized beings, turning them inside out to see whether or not she can relate. We witness her allowing a strange creature to emerge from this excavation in a slow and disconcerting metamorphosis that we follow with fascination. An attempt at exorcisms in technicolour. 

CREDITS
CHOREOGRAPHY / PERFROMANCE / SET AND COSTUME DESIGN  Dana Michel
LIGHTNING AND TECHNICAL DIRECTION Karine Gauthier
ARTISTIC ADVISORS Ivo Dimchev, Peter James, Mathieu Léger, Antonija Livingstone, Manolis Tsipos
SOUND CONSULTANT  David Drury
PRODUCTION Dana Michel
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION Par B.L.eux
DISTRIBUTION  Key Performance, Koen Vanhove

Coproduction: Festival TransAmériques, Studio 303
Creative residencies: Compagnie Marie Chouinard, MAI, Le Chien Perdu (Brussells), Usine C, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, Studio 303, Agora de la Danse

With the support of Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Programme d’Action Culturelle du Cirque du Soleil et M.A.I