27.05 8pm – Français
28.05 1pm – English
I go into the Matrix to mourn my inherited dreams. They were a technology of control over my body. This wake is a dance.
No self-image. I lean into forwardness, revel in aloneness.
Shameless, I entrust this dance to my flesh, on its own terms.
And so I trash success. No winning, no losing. No control. We enter the hole.
Created with a radical trust in the body, faith hole choreographs itself through unconsidered movements that rip through the artist, spilling fleshy histories with disarming vulnerability and humour.
Nate Yaffe is an experimental dancer, theatre and video artist, based in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal) who researches queer strategies to create relational choreographic structures, placing performance as fundamentally a social exchange. His tactile dances dismantle movement shame through un-correcting the self-censored body. He is one of the co-artistic directors of Le Radeau and co-curator at Centre de Création O Vertigo (CCOV), where, alongside Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, he initiated the residency series This is actively built, to dive deep into the question “what is queer dance?”