Subjectivities, feelings & intimacies
For this workshop, I would like to share some current materials and tools from my experiences as a performer, a researcher, and a dyke. Collective readings, drag gestures, dancing practices with writing practices, and DIY songs will be explored. Through LGBTQIA+’s archives and queer culture, we will work with theory and practice as following/overlapping/sticky/dripping areas. These days aim to imbricate personal and political aspects of our lives. These questions will be our frame: Where are feelings in our research? What place for our affects in a creative process? What kind of intimacy can I share with an audience? Who is talking? Is it fiction or not? Is it a dance?
(she/they) is a performer, choreographer and dance researcher. With both an academic and an autodidact background, she holds a PhD at University Paris 8. A book from their thesis will be published in December 2022. Her work aims to bring a queer and feminist perspective to dance history. Since 2015, she has created the dance pieces La Langue Brisée – a series, As Buffard As Possible and Ôno-Sensation. Since 2020, she has been involved in a collaborative project based on Jill Johnston (1929–2010). J. J. is the name of the multiple inquiries about lesbian legacies and dyke culture through a piece, a film and a book. Their work was primarily presented in France and in international contexts such as Festival Belluard Bollwerk (Fribourg) and Salmon Festival (Barcelona). They regularly teach in dance formations and collaborate with artists as dramaturge.