when you spend a lifetime repressing yourself in one area, you’re sure to repress others.
it’s time to undo the knot that I didn’t know existed (yes, I did).
why can’t i touch other people when i…?
why do i get confused when there is more?
why do i freeze?
what are the consequences of all this repression… what other damage has it wrought?
In this solo performance, Dana Michel seeks to understand how to define her sexual identity within a multiplicity of complementary and seemingly contradictory identities – as performer, mother, daughter, lover, stranger? CUTLASS SPRING is a wandering and a game, both enhanced by the use of everyday objects. It uses humour to deal with different layers of identity, without resorting to stereotypes.
Dana Michel is a choreographer and performer. Her work relates improvisation, sculpture, hip-hip, comedy, film, dub and social commentary to create a centrifugal experience. She lives in Montréal, Canada.