THE LEGACY FATALE PROJECT
PErFORMANCE ART collective EXPLORING THE WILD AND THE PUNK IN THE FEMALE psyche
• WOMEN's EMPOWERMENT • Art Activism • dance healing • SOCIAL PRACTICE • Intergenerational spirit •
* Director/Founder *
* Legacy Fatale Members *
Ambreen * Aline Decat * Claribel Jolie * Danniel Swatosh * Daniella * Flo Benichou * Heather Duke * Nassima * Shauna Cummins * Shawn * Siw Laurent * Suzie Leger * * * * and more
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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 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, 'The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black' Kembra Pfahler, Martha Wilson, Linda Mary Montano, No Wave Performance Task Force and Viva Ruiz.
LEGACY FATALE has worked with numerous artist photographers including with artist Andrew J.Dyck, Dan Witz, Kim Doan Quoc, Marie Tomanova, Rachel Brennecke and Roderick Angle.
LEGACY FATALE pays homage to honor a global buried matriarchal lineage. The spirit of the group is deeply inspired by the enigmatic 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 nomadic tribe of priestesses and fighters, we believe was an original form of early feminism. In popular culture, this myth of the warrior woman archetype inspired the creation of the super-hero Wonder Woman. The term "Legacy Fatale" comes after the legacy of women's history and oppression - 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 have been long labeled as the sinners since the dawn of male-centered religions - Fatale is our given fate not our inherent nature.
Through dance techniques and group movement therapy, our performances tackle the phenomenology of the body and the construction of social practice revisiting contemporary dance, pagan rituals, ceremonial processions and punk leadership. Performers and talents are gathered throughout the year. Each projects is geared towards raising community awareness embracing a site-specific and multi-historical approach channeling the spirit of protest from the Suffragettes to the wild women archetypes. Photography projects and media installations are designed to a reinterpretation of art history, re-contextualizing notions of worship, feminisms, and iconographies in public spaces.
Legacy Fatale's mission is to nurture the fierce female principle through dance healing, inclusive empowerment and body positive sexuality. We embrace local female-identified artists within our local communities.