Performers: Wing Sze Tsang-Hy, Lili Monette-Crépô, Bailey Eng, Ekaterina Kukharchuk, Alexandra Côté, Olivia Faye Lathuilliere, Claire Métayer, Simone Pitot, WhiteFeather Hunter, Erin Gee, Brittney Gering, Zed Bee, Marie-Chantale Desrosiers, Beth Frey, Elise Timm-Bottos, Dayna Danger.
The Double by Chun Hua Catherine Dong was performed as part of the 6th edition of the Festival de théâtre de rue de Lachine, Elle est pas belle la vie?
Dong describes the work: “The gestures in the performance are inspired by gargoyle, a legendary stone-carved grotesque with a spout that normally is designed to convey water from a roof. Mouth serves as the opening for food intake and in the articulation of sound and speech. However, when performers wear the mouthpieces, or when women’s mouth is forced to open, the mouth loses its function. In fact, it silences and disables the women because they are unable to talk when their mouths are widely pulled open. This performance explores another side of the unseen and unspoken—the vulnerability, struggle, shame, and suffering that we are uneasy to share and expose.”
Le Festival de théâtre de rue est l’un des plus truculents événements artistiques et culturels au Canada. À chaque année, la manifestation tend à devenir un instant d’exploration, un moment de création : une rencontre artistique multidisciplinaire hors des lieux consacrés.
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