FANM: prier sur le ring

Mara Dupas

What if Hansel Consented to Being Baked Alive?
Michael Martini
FANM: prier sur le ring
Mara Dupas

Salle intime, Prospero
45 min + 30 min.

May 27, 1pm*
May 28-29, 9pm

*Followed by a conversation

Standing on a stage, a pastor is preparing to deliver a speech. At first grandiose, the statuesque body gives in to fractured movements, at once human and creature-like, as doubt arises and this character’s beliefs are transformed.

Based on an exchange of memories between performer and choreographer, this work in progress is a nostalgic and complex exploration of the Afro-descendant woman’s body. Between the enigmatic and the caricatured representation, what perception can emerge in the observer’s eye?

Mara Dupas is a French-Québecois artist of Martinican origin. They are inspired by cinema, literature and Afro-Caribbean folkloric dances. Through the exploration of writing and movement, they wish to create poetic and political work that explores the relationship between the individual and their body, their culture and their environment. Their first choreographic piece, Dépi Temps (2022), was presented by Tangente for Danses Buissonnières.

Choreographic ideation
Mara Dupas

Aurélie Ann Figaro

Outside eye
Emmanuel Martin

Artistic advice
Philippe Dépelteau

Special thanks to
Sara Kurz-Martin, pour ses conseils et son soutien
L’équipe de LA SERRE – arts vivants
Le comité de programmation du OFFTA 2023
Diagramme – Gestion culturelle

Creation residency
Théâtre aux Écuries – VOUS ÊTES ICI 2022 (LA SERRE – arts vivants)
Studio José Navas/Compagnie Flak
Studios solidaires (Diagramme Gestion culturelle)
École de danse contemporaine de Montréal

Previous creations (Title, place, year)
Olympia, Théâtre Aux Écuries, 2022
Dépi Temps, Tangente, 2022