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We are LEGACY FATALE
* Founder | Director *
* All-star members *
Ambreen * Aline Decat * Claribel Jolie Pichardo * Danniel Swatosh * Daniella LaGaccia * Florence Benichou * Heather Dukes * Noor * Miette * Shauna Cummins * Shawn * Siw Laurent
* On-site performers *
Allison, Anki, Angela, Ashlie, Bee, Beth, Camila, Carol, Caroline, Cibele, Chloé, Christi, Daria, Elizabeth, Eva, Jessie, Jana, Jasmine, Juniper, Kate, Rebecca, Melanie, Mary, Nadia, Nina, Nassima, Natalia, Nurya, Rachel, Rita, Roxanne, Sarah, Sonia, Suzie, Ximena, Yelenah.
* Project Collaborators *
Aline Decat (graphic designer/art direction), David Mandel (head piece jewelry), Elisa Jimenez of Hunger World (costume designer), Nico Mazet/Sister Iodine (original sound), Pierre Carrilero (original costume + music score), , Shauna Cummins (Hypno-therapist), Shawn Bishop (costume + choreography), Siw Laurent (vocal coach).
* Photographers and camera works *
Andrew J.Dyck, Dan Witz, Kim Doan Quoc, Marie Tomanova, Miao Jianxin, Olimpia Dior, Rachel Brennecke, Roderick Angle.
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Legacy Fatale is a performance art project exploring concepts of female territoriality and empowerment through interdisciplinary social practices. Directed by artist Coco Dolle since 2008, Legacy Fatale offers an egalitarian punk female leadership garnering an international roster of dancers and creatives, while uniting its utopian, conscientious post-feminist dream. Integrating social activism with modern dance vocabulary, the group's performances range from site-specific choreographies, to guerrilla style interventions, ceremonial happenings and art installations.
Legacy Fatale has performed at international venues including at The Queens Museum (NYC), Czech Center (NYC), Radical Wonder Women Festival (Manchester, UK), Grace Exhibition Space (NYC) and the Brooklyn Mirage (NYC). Press includes Whitewall mag, Purple mag, ArtForum diary, WhiteHot magazine and the NY Observer.
Legacy Fatale has performed along renowned performance artists and peers including with Annie Sprinkle, Ann Liv Young, Ayana Evans, David Henry Nobody Jr., FLuCT, Go! Push Pops, Jodie Lyn-Chee Chow, Katherine Crockett, Kembra Pfahler of 'The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black', Martha Wilson, Linda Mary Montano, No Wave Performance Task Force and Viva Ruiz.
Legacy Fatale pays homage to honor a global buried matriarchal lineage. The spirit of the group is deeply inspired by the nomadic warrior women who once wandered the Eurasian steppes some 2,000 years ago and provided the historical basis for the myth of the Greek Amazon women warriors. This all-female tribe of priestesses and fighters, we believe was an original form of early feminism. In popular culture, this female archetype inspired the creation of the super-hero Wonder Woman.
Our name "Legacy Fatale" refers to the legacy of women's history and oppression since the dawn of male-centered religions - fatale being used as a popular denomination stemming from women in film noir, where female characters were used as pivotal criminals enticing trouble-making and dramas: 'Cherchez la femme!'. We believe 'fatale' is our given fate not our inherent nature.
Our movement repertoire tackles the phenomenology of the body and the construction of social practices revisiting notions of dance healing, pagan rituals, ceremonial processions mixed in with self-defense techniques, military group formations and punk activism. Performers and talents are gathered to site-specific projects geared towards raising community awareness.
Site-specific interventions and choreographies, photography projects and media installations are designed to examining a women's history, re-contextualizing notions of worship, migration, resistance, female empowerment and rituals in public spaces. We present to the audience a cathartic, authentic and fierce form of female representation.
We nurture an intergenerational and inclusive approach. We invite performers of all ages, gender, ethnicity and body types. Artists, dancers, healers, teachers, female-identifying performers, outcasts, characters, social adventurers and nomadic spirits are welcome in our group.
Celebrating the wild and the punk in the female psyche, Legacy Fatale aims to provide an open platform for female anarchy. The group's mission is to support an anti-conformist and undomesticated female principle with positive empowerment.
AIOP/BODY PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL, curated by Katya Grokhovsky, NYC, 2018
ROSEKILL ART RESIDENCE, Performance Art Venue, 'Through fire and water', Kingston, NYC, 2018
CATINCA TABACARU Gallery, 'TRANS-Ville' performance art series, NYC 2017
BROOKLYN FIRE PROOF, 'Fractured Union', curated by Micol Hebron, NYC, 2017
THE CHURCH OF THE LITTLE GREEN MAN, curated by Mike Osterhout, Glen Wild, NY, 2017
ROSEKILL ART RESIDENCE, Performance Art Venue, 'TALES', Kingston, NYC, 2017
THE QUEENS MUSEUM, 'Unbound Feminism & Territorialities', curated by Hector Canonge, NYC, 2016
CZECH EMBASSY/CULTURAL CENTER, 'New Bohemia/Thunder', NYC, 2016
GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE/WOMEN IN THE ARTS, 'The March of the Women/The Lasso of Truth', Brooklyn, NY 2016
ROSEKILL/21ST SUFFRAGETTES Festival, 'Blood to the Moon', NY 2016
MANCHESTER ART GALLERY/WONDER WOMAN FESTIVAL/Alexandra Arts, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2016
SENSEI GALLERY/Animamus Art Salon,'Mirror', Chinatown, NYC 2015
LUTHERAN CHURCH/PERVASIVE FEMINISMS, 'Legacy Fatale', Brooklyn, NY 2015
ARMORY SHOW, 'Guerrilla performances', Pier 92, NY 2015
LINCOLN CENTER/Mercedes Benz Pavillion, 'Guerilla action', NYC 2014
SELECT FAIR/MIAMI ART BASEL, 'Guerilla performances', Miami, FL 2014
ARMORY SHOW/FOUNTAIN ART FAIR, 'Legacy Fatale III', NY 2009
MIAMI ART BASEL/WYNWOOD, 'Disruptive Quest for a Goldfish', FL 2009
MIAMI ART BASEL/FOUNTAIN ART FAIR,'Legacy Fatale II', Miami, FL 2008
GLASSLANDS GALLERY,'Legacy Fatale presents LF', Brooklyn, NY 2008
DEITCH PROJECTS/ART PARADE, 'Legacy Fatale I', NY 2008
GRANTS / RESIDENCIES
2016 Artist-in-Residence, GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE, Brooklyn, NY
2016 International Grant/Artist-in-residence, ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND/ALEXANDRA ARTS, UK
2015 Artist-in-residence, SENSEI GALLERY, NYC
2014 Artist-in-residence/Special Project, SELECT FAIR, Miami Art Basel, Miami, FL
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"THROUGH FIRE AND WATER"
Workshop and Ceremonial Performance merging public participation and nature into a social practice and community healing. Here Legacy Fatale revisits art as a healing practice using the eco-friendly landscapes of Rosekill Art Residence as a canvas. Tapping into ancient ceremonial rituals celebrating fire and water elements, members of the Legacy Fatale troupe with professional healing practices such as vocal clearing and hypnosis, were invited to bring their craft into the performance in the form of workshops. After the workshops, the public was invited into a ceremonial performance by the lake, led by the youngster members of the group, with an intergenerational and inclusive approach.
Site-specific performance, Rosekill Performance Art Residence, Kingston, New York, 2018