CAFKA.20

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

Caroline St-Laurent and Liliane Moussa (Montreal): Women Performing ARTS + SPORTS Femmes en performance

CAFKA20_CARO-LILIANE_Felix_Rioux_5250_01 b.jpgCaroline St-Laurent and Liliane Moussa are investigating the crossbreeding of arts and sports disciplines with a feminist point of view. For CAFKA.20, they will be collaborating with local women's sports clubs to create a series of performance art events. They will be working with hockey, gymnastics, crossfit and martial arts athletes to share their experiences as women in sport and contribute to a better representation for women athletes. They seek to empower athletes and allow them to claim space through their performative actions. There will be no search for perfection in the actions and movements here, but rather for vulnerability and authenticity.

 

About the artists

Montreal-based performance artist Caroline St-Laurent’s art and sport hybrid comes from a feminist analysis of the cult of performance. The rules of sport, its various disciplines, its places, its codes, its accessibility, are for her fertile ground to question our high performance society, the inequality of its relationships and the anxiety that results from them.

Liliane Moussa was a gymnastics athlete and coach for twenty years before becoming a physiotherapist in 2006. Following her passion for performing arts, she graduate with a dance degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2012. Liliane Moussa is dance artist and co-director of Alt-Shift Dance Collective.