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IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES AND PERFORMANCE HAPPENINGS REVISITING THE LEGACY OF FEMALE EMPOWERMENT AND FEMININE MYSTIQUES

Coco Dolle ~ Founder/Director/Choreographer

A CONCEPT INCLUSIVE OF FEMALE IDENTIFYING ARTISTS, DANCERS, HEALERS, EDUCATORS, MOMS AND ACTIVISTS.

Contact legacyfatale@gmail.com for inquiries and bookings

PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO

DANCE ACTIVISM • BODY POSITIVE • INCLUSIVE • INTERNATIONAL • INTERGENERATIONAL

ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT © 2008-2019 LEGACY FATALE/COCO DOLLE

PERFORMANCE VIDEOS

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We are LEGACY FATALE

ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT © 2008-2018 LEGACY FATALE/COCO DOLLE

* Founder | Director | Choreographer *

Coco Dolle

* 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 *

Art Direction/Graphic Designer - Aline Decat

Jewelry Designer - David Mandel

Costume Designer (2018) - Elisa Jimenez for Hunger World

Original Sound Score (2018) - Nico Mazet/Sister Iodine

Original Music Composer (2016) - Pierre Carrilero

Costume Designer (2016) Shawn Bishop

Choreographer manager (2017) - Shawn Bishop

Costume Designer (2008) - Voilà! by Pierrot

* Photographers & Camera * 

Rachel Brennecke (2016-2018)

Kim Doan Quoc (2018)

Olimpia Dior (2018)

Andrew J.Dyck (2016-2017)

 Miao Jianxin (2016-2018)

Roderick Angle (2017)

Dan Witz (2017)

Marie Tomanova (2015)

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BIO

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

SELECT BIO

  • 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 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 WONDER WOMAN FESTIVAL, Alexandra Arts Residence, 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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CONTACT

legacyfatale@gmail.com

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