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.
Performers Imogen Cranna, Isabella Coluccio, Emily Flannery, Cloé Fournier, Nicola Ford, Anna McCulla, Natalie Pelarek and Daniela Zambrano Choreographer Cloé Fournier Mentor/Dramaturg Vicki Van Hout Lighting Design Frankie Clarke Music Composer James Brown
When: 7:45pm on Friday 18th October and Saturday 19th October; 12:30pm on Friday 18th October
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets: Adult $35 and Conc $28 - From the Box Office (02) 8839 3399 or https://www.form.org.au/mea-culpa/
Where: Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta