Gaelle Bourges - Call for participants© Danielle Voirin
Call for participants!
The Festival de la Cité is looking for about thirty volunteers for the play A mon seul désir directed by Gaëlle Bourges and scheduled for July 9 and 10, 2019 on the main stage of la Châtelaine.
A mon seul désir is inspired by a set of tapestries from the end of the XVth century called "La Dame à la Licorne", which depicts a young woman and a unicorn, surrounded by animal and flowers - seemingly an allegory of the five senses, with an extra one, which stays rather mysterious. But unicorns are also known to be terribly wild, allowing only young virgins to get close to them. Gaëlle Bourges focuses on this central theme : the representation of young women's virginity, or rather their lack of virginity since, notably because of the Virgin Mary, there has been an fluctuation between deflowerings and non-deflowerings, which is the same in the end : one can never be left alone.
This show is carried by a feminine and feminist vision and is neither prude nor provocative. The message is not that women's bodies should be hidden, because they are the cause of the lechery of the onlookers, nor that it should be exposed and used for means that would serve interests that are not one's own.
To go on the Châtelaine's stage for the last fifteen minutes of the play, no theatre or dance experiences are needed, you only need to be above 18 and to be available for the meetings and the workshops.
Presentation: Saturday, July 6, from 4pm to 5.30pm
Dates of the workshops: Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 10am to 1pm and Monday, July 8 from 2pm to 6pm.
Dress rehearsal on Monday, July 7 at 11pm
To see Gaëlle Bourges' work, visit her website : http://www.gaellebourges.com/
To get more information and to sign up, contact Pia Meley : firstname.lastname@example.org