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Dana Michel (CA)
When Caribbean-Canadian artist Dana Michel was young, she liked to wrap a yellow towel around her head and over her black, frizzy hair. She wanted to see what she would look like with a long blond mane. This is the autobiographical starting point of an impressive solo piece which was conceived after a workshop with Ivo Dimchev at ImPulsTanz 2011. In it, the character portrayed by Michel ruffles African American clichés that come with certain symbols and modes of behaviour in a stirringly personal and artistic manner. To do so, she takes on various different roles, from an old man to a baby in the course of a stereotypified socialisation. Not without reason did a Canadian theatre magazine label the piece “a revolutionary performance” and did the New York Times talk about "Yellow Towle" as one of this year’s most remarkable productions.
Duration: 75 min
With the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series the festival audience gets an insight into the most challenging artistic approaches of a new generation of choreographers. Furthermore, the series’ 14 productions are nominated for the prestigious Prix Jardin d’Europe, consisting of a Jury Award endowed with € 10,000. But your voice is asked, too. Vote for the brand new Fan Award!
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Aug 05, 2014, 21:30