Throughout history, female gender identity has often been narrowly defined by the lack of the phallus. Julia B. Laperrière addresses this problematic idea from a queer feminist perspective using the strap-on dildo as transformative tool: how does it feel to have/wear a penis? How does it affect the way one moves? What power inherits the one who bears it? In collaboration with musician Pia Achternkamp, FALLA offers an invitation to playfulness, an incursion in the in-between that puts forth a vision of female sexuality that is alternative — mutating perhaps — liberated and unashamed.
Choreography and Performance: Julia B. Laperrière. Sound an Performance: Pia Achternkamp. Dramaturgy: Siegmar Zacharias. Production assistant: Micaela Kühn Jara / Light: Marek Lamprecht, Lina Bockrob. Thanks to Helen Simard, Florentine Emigholz, Simone Kessler A production of Julia B. Laperrière with Schwankhalle Bremen, with kind support of ICI-CCN Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier. The project is part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.