Yellow Towel

Dana Michel | Canada

As a child, Dana Michel would drape a yellow towel on her head in an attempt to emulate the blonde girls at school. In her performative ritual she toys with identities and digs into black culture stereotypes, exploring the nature of multiple personalities through various postures. Dana Michel is a master of transformation and able to continuously develop new characters and figures: slowly cycling her way through different personas between black and white, male and female, silent and talkative, flexible and stiff, sometimes muttering parts and shuddering or humorously debating the pros and cons of a weather forecast.

“Dana Michel’s ‘Yellow Towel’ [...] [has] been remarkable: peculiar, puzzling, yet compelling and valuable.”
Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times, 16. Januar 2014

Choreografie / Performance / Bühne / Kostüme: Dana Michel | Licht: Karine Gauthier | Künstlerische Beratung: Ivo Dimchev, Peter James, Mathieu Léger, Antonija Livingstone, Manolis Tsipos | Sound: David Drury | Produktionsleitung: Marie-Andrée Gougeon für Daniel Léveillé danse | Produktionsassistenz: Heidi Louis, Chad Dembski

Eine Koproduktion von Festival TransAmériques, Studio 303; Residenzen: Compagnie Marie Chouinard, MAI, Le Chien Perdu, Brüssel, Usine C, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, Studio 303, Agora de la Danse; Mit Unterstützung von Conseil des Arts et des Lettres de Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Cirque du Soleil Cultural Action program, MAI; Dana Michel erhält administrative Unterstützung von Daniel Léveillé danse company, Montréal, QC als Teil des touring sponsorship project