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Dana Michel - Yellow Towel

(2013, 70’) Italian premiere
choreography, dance, set design and costumes Dana Michel
lighting Karine Gauthier
artistic consultants Ivo Dimchev, Peter James, Mathieu Léger, Antonija Livingstone, Manolis Tsipos
sound consultants David Drudy
production Dana Michel
coproduction Festival TransAmériques, Studio 303
with the support of Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Cirque du Soleil's Cultural Action program and M.A.I

followed by

Silver Lion Award Ceremony

followed by

encounter with Dana Michel
hosted by Elisa Guzzo Vaccarino


As a child, Dana Michel would drape a yellow towel on her head in an attempt to become blonde and to be othered. In Yellow Towel, she revisits this escapist world of alter-egos in a performative ritual longing to be free of censorship. Blending austerity and absurdity, she digs into tropes of black culture and of marginalized beings, turning them inside out to see whether or not she can relate. We witness her allowing a strange creature to emerge from this excava- tion in a slow and disconcerting metamorphosis that we follow with fascination. An attempt at exorcisms in technicolour.

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