THE LEGACY FATALE PROJECT
SITE-specific PErFORMANCE ART inspired by the legengs of the amazon warrior women OF the ancient world and the wonder woman archetype
• WOMEN's EMPOWERMENT • Art Activism • dance healing • SOCIAL PRACTICE •
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* 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 territorialities, matrilineage and the politics of resistance. Directed by artist Coco Dolle since 2008, Legacy Fatale offers an egalitarian punk female leadership with multi-sensory practices 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., Go! Push Pops, Jodie Lyn-Chee Chow, Katherine Crockett, Kembra Pfahler, Martha Wilson, No Wave Performance Task Force and Viva Ruiz.
LEGACY FATALE has worked with numerous photographers including with artist Dan Witz, Marie Tomanova, Rachel Brennecke, Roderick Angle and Kim Doan Quoc.
LEGACY FATALE pays homage to honor a global buried matriarchal lineage. Legacy Fatale was named 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. 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 artists within our local communities.