"La Poème" by Jeanne Mordoj. Preceded by "Legs and Eggs. Women as Performance" - VILLA-GILLET // WALLS AND BRIDGES //

Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

"La Poème" by Jeanne Mordoj. Preceded by "Legs and Eggs. Women as Performance"

10/11/2013 >  19:30 - 21:00
New York Live Arts
219 W 19th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York 10011

Co-presented with Les Subsistances, New York Live Arts, L'Imparfaite and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender

La Poème

Featuring : Jeanne Mordoj

In the circus-based performance La poème, Jeanne Mordoj uses movement to explore a comprehensive definition of femininity. In this piece, she continues her artistic exploration of female gender, by blending prowess and weirdness, archaic symbols and jokes, by engaging her body, juggling her breasts and belly dancing, and by creating a kind of ritual mask with eggshells. She celebrates the elements of life, birth, and voice with joy and originality, casting them in the basic light of their animalistic origins.


Preceded by :

Legs and Eggs : Women as Performance

With : Bruno Perreau, Elizabeth Povinelli, Beatriz Preciado

Rethink female gender with three provocative scholars: feminist and ethnologist Elizabeth Povinelli, author of The Empire of Love, reflects on the postcolonial politics of a transgender creek, Bruno Perreau, expert on kinship and sexuality and author of The Politics of Adoption, demonstrates the sometimes surprising identification of gay men as old ladies, and Spanish philosopher and performer Beatriz Preciado presents a piece illustrating her experience of taking factory-made testosterone (her book Testo Junkie is published by the Feminist Press).


Hosted by Quentin Girard and Damien Bright (co-founders of L'Imparfaite)


Suggested donation : $10

Reservations required: 212 924 0077 / www.newyorklivearts.org



Crédits : © Bertrand Gaudillère / Item


Learn more about our guests : 

Elizabeth  Povinelli
Beatriz  Preciado
Bruno  Perreau
Jeanne  Mordoj