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Capital women

Léa Dant (FR)
Poetic performances in public spaces, that will stage a sisterhood.

Public spaces are often considered and experienced by many women as masculine spaces. Capital WOMEN is a set of poetic performances in public spaces, that will stage a sisterhood, a female empowerment. Not as a fierce protest, but as a generous sharing with a special feminine sensibility.

How can a group of individual women together, as a group, question the role of women in public space and in our society, by bringing feminine sensibility to the foreground?

A group of Danish women of all ages in different countries have created and will perform Capital WOMEN together with French director and writer Léa Dant,. The performances will be created in several countries, all carrying the same core messages, but they vary according to the actual groups of local women recreating them and to the uniqueness of each woman composing it.

Experience an intimate, temporary sharing that reflects something universal in women. It will appear and then disappear from public view, like breathing in and then breathing out, shifting reality in a shared public space for a moment in time. Shifting it to a feminine power.

Age: From 0 years.
Duration: 20 min.

TIME + LOCATION
Friday 02 August
Saturday 03 August
Poetic performances in public spaces, that will stage a sisterhood.

Public spaces are often considered and experienced by many women as masculine spaces. Capital WOMEN is a set of poetic performances in public spaces, that will stage a sisterhood, a female empowerment. Not as a fierce protest, but as a generous sharing with a special feminine sensibility.

How can a group of individual women together, as a group, question the role of women in public space and in our society, by bringing feminine sensibility to the foreground?

A group of Danish women of all ages in different countries have created and will perform Capital WOMEN together with French director and writer Léa Dant,. The performances will be created in several countries, all carrying the same core messages, but they vary according to the actual groups of local women recreating them and to the uniqueness of each woman composing it.

Experience an intimate, temporary sharing that reflects something universal in women. It will appear and then disappear from public view, like breathing in and then breathing out, shifting reality in a shared public space for a moment in time. Shifting it to a feminine power.

Age: From 0 years.
Duration: 20 min.

Capital Women Video

About the company

Léa Dant created Théâtre du Voyage Intérieur in 1999. Through her plays, which she conceptualizes, writes and directs, she seeks an intimate relationship with the spectator, beyond that of the performance, by creating conditions where intimate moments are shared and lived through by both audience and “characters”.

Through this, she aims to create the perfect conditions to offer each spectator the possibility of an “interior journey”, allowing them to go back into their own self, feeling or rediscovering their singular way of looking at the world, thereby coming back to their own true identity.

Through workshops linked to the plays created by Léa Dant, the participants are placed at the heart of the expression of their own identity in a new experience of the self, allowing them to share their singularity with others.

About Capital WOMEN og Roundabout Europe

Capital WOMEN is a part of is a collaboration of five European festivals who are joining forces to give outdoor theater a new impulse with a circuit of residencies and support for professional makers. The project is targeting ambitious outdoor artists who are either emerging or at a turning point in their professional career. The participating festivals offer selected artists two connected residencies in two different EU countries in combination with an extensive coaching programme. The project is co-funded by the European Union through the Creative Europe programme.

Capital WOMEN will be performed at PASSAGE Festival and Spoffin Festival i Holland.

More info: www.roundabouteurope.eu

Credits

MED: Camille Buttingsrud, Reham Ramzy, Helen Geles, Inese Grante Balina, Else Marie Øland m.fl.
INSTRUKTØR OG IDÉ: Léa Dant
INSTRUKTØRASSISTENT: Anne Journo
PRODUCENT HELSINGØR: Heidi Johanne Engsig