Dana Michel: Mercurial George (US Premiere)

Where does identity come from? How do you find it for yourself and how is it placed on you? How can one’s identity register or fail to cohere in relationship to objects, feelings and affectation?

In Mercurial George, Dana Michel is “wading through the hairy rubble of a preliminary anthropological dig” asking “What is the smell of a plethora of someones that you have been avoiding your whole life? What do you do with the body?” Through fragmented gestures, loose and loaded signifiers, sounds and songs, this solo work provides the “ground to test skins” of Michel’s identity; “ideas that may or may not have been imposed.”

Mercurial George was co-produced by Festival TransAmériques, Tanz Im August, CDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, ImPulsTanz, and Chapter with residency support from Usine C, Dancemakers, ImPulsTanz, Actoral/La Friche Belle de Mai, WOOP, CDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, M.A.I. Additional support from Conseil des Arts et des Letters du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts.

Dana Michel receives administrative/development support from Daniel Léveillé Danse company as a part of its sponsorship project.

Run Time: 55 minutes

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