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: