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Dana Michel
Alkantara Festival
Jocelyn Michel
Dates and Schedules

November 25th and 26th
Thursday and Friday, 19h


Sala Bernardo Sassetti


€12 ( with discounts)

Age Restriction



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?

Dana Michel

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.

Cast and Creative

Creation and Performance Dana Michel Artistic facilitators Ellen Furey, Peter James, Mathieu Léger, Heidi Louis, Roscoe Michel, Karlyn Percil, Yoan Sorin, Alanna Stuart Sound consultant David Drury Light design and Technical direction Karine Gauthier Producer Dana Michel Executive production Par B.L.eux Distribution Key Performance, Koen Vanhove Artist residencies Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans, National Arts Centre, CounterPulse, Dancemakers, da:ns lab, Galerie du Dourven – Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, PAF – Performing Arts Forum, Par B.L. eux, Usine C, Reykjavík Dance Festival, Tanzhaus Zurich; Financial support: Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec Support Visiting Dance Artist Program, a joint National Arts Centre and Canada Council for the Arts initiative Co-production Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Rosendal Teater, Black Box Teater, Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans, National Arts Center, Festival TransAmériques, Julidans, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Montpellier Danse, Moving in November


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