Brailler comme une Madelaine

Catherine Desjardins-Béland

Slug Meal
Camille Huang
Brailler comme une Madelaine
Catherine Desjardins-Béland

Théâtre Denise-Pelletier
50 min + 40 min

May 31, 9pm
June 1, 3pm
June 2, 7pm

This personal and universal piece tells the story of a family, of decaying flesh and profound inner peace. Catherine dives into this performance to share a transformative and profound experience as she confronts death, gazes upon it calmly, and transcends existential anguish. BDSM is approached here as a realm of calm, vulnerability and safety.

Catherine Desjardins-Béland’s corporeality was built through circus arts and somatic practices. Although her propositions may not inherently belong to the circus realm, she employs its codes such as risk, prowess, and rhythm, but also dismantles them. Her experiences as a sex worker, nonconformist, BDSM practitioner, woman, and survivor merge within her channeling body. What arises are personal works that inevitably reflect the world that shaped the individual.

Content warning
Nudity, Death, Drowning, Claustrophobia

Creation + Performance
Catherine Desjardins-Béland

Mlle Kate

Pierre Béland

Safety + Stage Management
Antonin Desmarais-Godin

Special thanks to
Collectif Nu.e.s, LA SERRE – arts vivants, Pierre Béland, Antoine Parent, Maison de la culture Maisonneuve

Previous creations
Brailler commue une Madelaine – Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, festival Hochelaga Queer et – 2023
Les Érotisseries – Espace Libre – 2022 et 2023
Les Érotisseries – La Chapelle – 2014 et 2015

In Double Feature With