La Jeune-Fille et la Mort (Death and the Young-Girl)

Bureau de l’APA

October 12, 2013

The bell rings; a teacher instructs the audience to take out their textbooks. The class begins. The “Young-Girlization” of the world is the topic of the class, which gradually breaks with codes and regulations of teaching and learning. The custom-made textbook is inspired by Raw Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl by the Tiqqun collective.

Sound poetry, lessons from a one-of-a-kind ballet instructor, songs, sculptures, and music by a string quartet combine to form this multifaceted and symbolic portrait of the Young-Girl created by Quebec-based Bureau de l’APA and collaborators from diverse artistic domains.

Note: this performance contains scenes of nudity.

Curator:: 
Ash Bulayev

Based in Quebec City, Laurence Brunelle-Côté is a writer, performer, and designer who works with artists from a variety of disciplines (dance, performance, poetry, music, and multidisciplinary arts). Simon Drouin is a performer, designer, musician, and member of the Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres, a multidisciplinary arts collective that makes “music that can be seen.” In 2001, the pair founded the Bureau de l’APA, an undisciplined performing art company whose aim is to bring together artists from all fields to work on atypical creative projects.

Dates: 
Performance
La Jeune-Fille et la Mort (Death and the Young-Girl)
Studio 1—Goodman
October 12, 2013, 7PM

La Jeune Fille et la Mort premiered in Quebec City in 2010 and was presented at the Mois Multi 13 Festival and Espace Libre in Montreal in 2012.

Supported by: CALQ, CCA, VILLE DE QUÉBEC

EMPAC 2013-2014 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA