In this piece, Vanessa Brazeau questions her own perception of femininity. She highlights how important it is to understand our own experiences when approaching such a theme. The piece explores possibilities, inconsistencies, and similarities through other people’s eyes. Created in collaboration with artists identifying as female, the piece is inspired by a psychoanalytical approach linking our “Ideal Self”, our “Self” and our relationship to the “Other”. Vanessa Brazeau explores this relationship to the “Other” – society, culture, family, colleagues, etc. – and how it relates to our relationship with femininity.
Our mind is constantly conflicted between our conscious and subconscious, creating a fascinating individual complexity. The choreographer looks at how a femininity duality builds within someone identifying as female. Assuming that reality is inexplicable through spoken or written language, the piece expresses thoughts through poetical body language, a powerful force when words are insufficient to express our conscious thoughts.
Vanessa Brazeau , Maïka Giasson , Marie-Michelle Darveau & Jessica Gauthier
Performance Photo : Hugo B. Lefort