Mea Culpa is a gutsy ensemble work by French-Australian multi-disciplinary artist Cloé Fournier.
Dramaturgically drawing from the trope of science-fiction – think Garland’s Ex Machina – Mea Culpa is set in a futuristic environment where a micro-society of seven female bodies are controlled by an ever-present (in)visible power: IT. Standardising their image, mechanising their plasticity and regulating their movement and behavioural patterns has become IT’s mission. But this trans-human female community decide to defy the system by re-coding their shaping.
Produced by Cloé [F] Projects, Mea Culpa invites the viewer into an ultra-physical and visceral world where dance is a sensitised vehicle, ignited and revved for change. Fournier fuses contemporary dance with French folk dances to create a unique choreographic vocabulary.
Provocative in thoughts and imagery, Mea Culpa is a sophisticated combination of intriguing movement, punchy words, electric sounds and breathtaking lighting where the Female Form owns the space and your gaze.
Presented as part of FORM Dance Projects’ signature contemporary dance program Dance Bites, the organisation provides a first opportunity for Fournier’s work to be produced on the Riverside Theatres stage in Parramatta on the 18th and 19th of October 2019.
For Mea Culpa’s world premiere, Cloé Fournier has gathered an outstanding cast of established and emerging performers from across NSW to deliver a captivating dance-theatre work.
High calibre creative Vicki Van Hout has her sharp mind on dramaturgy while sought after composer James Brown is concocting an intoxicating sound. Frankie Clarke has her clinical touch on the lighting design to immerse our audience in our dystopian environment.
Mea Culpa is a work which screams: “Don’t let ‘IT’ define you”.
And with this campaign we ask you to help us support our artistic vision of making work that matters and resonates with our audience. Thanks to your donations, all artists participating in this project will be able to receive a fee for their involvement and hard work through final rehearsals to production.
The season is happening. That is a given. And we are super exciting to get to present our work in Western Sydney where it all started for Cloé when she first arrived in Australia.
But as we are currently unfunded… so we need your help to reduce the stress.
The funds raised through this campaign will be put towards performers and creatives fees. As the presenter, FORM Dance Projects is supporting us by covering presentation and part of the production costs (rehearsal space, theatre hire, front of house, operating staff, production management and lighting design, marketing, publicity, documentation and administration costs).
Cloé [F] Projects is producing Mea Culpa on a shoe string budget which only allows to cover some producing cost and costume designs.
This campaign is specifically aimed at raising funds for our artists to get a fee for their hard work, commitment and dedication to this project. This includes 1 choreographer/director/costume designer, 7 dancers, 1 dramaturg and 1 sound designer.