Dance Acro Workshop by Femmes of Crobatie

Nordic Women in Circus Network, Gynoïdes Project and Dynamo Workspace presents Dance Acro Workshops by Femmes of Crobatie 

Femme de Crobatie is a French reserach project started in 2017 by French collective La Collective du Biphasé. 

The project arises from the members of the collective’s different experiences of being a female acrobat in a male-dominated discipline and working practice. The aim of the project is to create a sustainable, innovative and healthy practice, arising from acrobatics which is generous and versatile. A practice that is accessible to a large audience and at the same time free from the reflections of society’s misogyny, and free from the idea that the acrobat predominantly is a muscular, virile, conquering man. 

The collective embraces fluidity and thrives on the desire to open up to the acrobatic territory of ‘the other’. Therefore, both women and those identifying as non-binary are invited to take part in this research project. 

We invite you to enter into the conversation, and with a focus on the body, to rediscover space itself, share our paths through a dance-acro workshop in conjunction with the Dynamo Circus Festival 2019.

The workshop is run by members of Femme de Crobatie and La Collective du Biphasé; Marion Guyez, Julie Tavert et Dorothée Dall’Agnola. 

Femmes de Crobatie, La Collective du Biphasé are laureates of De Mar a Mar with support from Toulouce City and DRAC Occitanie. 

More information about Femmes de Crobatie, La Collective du Biphasé here.

Information about the Femme de Crobatie project in French here.

Practical info:

Workshop Part 1

9.00 to 10.00 – Warm-up

10.00 to 12.00 – Dance acro Work-shop start

The workshop gives the opportunity to female acrobats to join forces and develop further the language of acro dance.

12.00 to 13.00 Lunch (self-organised) 

Acro-Dance Workshop Section 2

13.00 to 15.00

Femmes de Crobatie allies with Gynoïdes Project.

In this section, participants are invited to share short extracts of their acrobatic dance work (3 to 5 minutes) with a facilitated discussion and feedback session moderated by the workshop leaders and Marie-Andrée Robitaille from Gynoïdes Project. Together we will engage in creative discussions on femininity, representations, norms, and dance acrobatic as a language.

The goal of the workshop is: