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FORM Dance Projects presents Mea Culpa

BY Kabuku | 18-Sep-2019
A gutsy new dance theatre work from Cloé Fournier
Venue: Riverside Theatres
Address: Corner of Church and Market Streets
Date: 18-19 October
Time: 7:45pm (and 12:30pm on 18 October)
Ticket: Adult $35 and Conc $28
Buy / Ticket: https://www.form.org.au/mea-culpa/
Web: https://www.form.org.au/mea-culpa/
FORM Dance Projects presents Mea Culpa
FORM Dance Projects presents Mea Culpa, a gutsy new dance theatre work from French-Australian multi-disciplinary artist Cloé Fournier at Riverside Theatres on October 18th and 19th.

Featuring intriguing movement and spoken word, Mea Culpa depicts the dramas played out amongst seven female bodies in a futuristic society who bear the pressures from an ever-present invisible power, referred to as “IT”, which keeps them in submission.

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.

Choreographer Fournier said, “This work questions empowerment and our responsibility in shaping a future society where women reappropriate and recode the female body according to them. 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.