J'ai Un Bleu

Part of Brighton Fringe 2024

Archive Events & Talks (14 May 2024, 7.15pm - 8.30pm)
WomanEwer will be presenting a 30 minutes extract of ‘J’ai un Bleu' // I have a Bruise. Under the artistic direction of Laura Kenyon and based on real life stories, this performance celebrates womanhood, survival and strength, advocating for women to have their own voice. Combining movement & sound, this work will be performed by Sara Maurizi, Cecilia Morgan, Aishani Ghosh & Laura Kenyon.

The virulent nature of the subject matter reverberates in the dancers’ rigorous physicality and the overall soundscape created by Cecilia Morgan - composer & sound designer - which overlaps voice recordings with live spoken words and the percussive sounds created by the dancers’ movement and breath.

This extract will be performed in an intimate setting, with audience all around.

All over the world, women experience assault on a daily basis, yet are all seen as nurturing creatures that care, cater and feed. These gestures play an integral part of the work to contrast the repeated abuse with the daily caring roles whilst challenging the limiting narratives of what it means to be a woman.

The costumes reflect these aspects - the sewing of leftover scraps into garments and coverlets test women’s resourcefulness to use what comes to hand to provide for themselves & power through, even to the using of rags to clean and absorb menstrual blood.

This event is the winner of The Chair's Bursary - Performers of the Global Majority.

WOMANEWER Sophia Nasif 3
Image credit: Sophia Nasif

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