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February 24, 2024 – 6pm
Cabaret FLINTA (Female, Lesbian, Intersex, Trans & Agender)

Hosted in French by artist Geneviève Labelle in the café-bar before the show, this FLINTA cabaret is a series of numbers that explore the queer feminist experience of wearing a strap-on dildo. These spirited and liberating performances claim a space for transformation and stage reappropriation for FLINTA people.

50 minutes

Julia B. Laperrière (Berlin)


The lack of phallus, presented as an impairment, has often been used to define female gender identity. Choreographer-performer Julia B. Laperrière tackles this issue from a queer feminist perspective by using a strap-on dildo as a transformative tool. How does it feel to have/wear a penis? How does it affect the way one moves? What power inherits the one who bears it? A collaboration with musician Pia Achternkamp, Falla offers an invitation to playfulness, an incursion into the in-between that puts forth an alternative – perhaps mutating – vision of female sexuality, liberated and unashamed. Rock ‘n’ roll.

Julia B. Laperriere dans Falla présenté à Tangente, Credit Dorothea Tuch
Julia B. Laperrière
Choreography and performance
Pia Achternkamp dans Falla présenté à Tangente, Credit Lena Giovanazzi
Pia Achternkamp
Sound and performance
Siegmar Zacharias
Lucie Vigneault
Outside eye
Micaela Kühn Jara
Production support
Nicola Dubois
Lighting design
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Executive production
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Falla is produced by Julia B. Laperrière in co-production with Schwankhalle Bremen, with the support of ICI-CCN Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier – directed by Christian Rizzo. The presentation at Tangente is in partnership with Lorganisme. The project is part of the cultural program linked to the presentation of Canada’s guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.

Presented at Schwankhalle Bremen (2020), Festival TransEuropa Hildesheim (2021), Stamsund International Theatre Festival (2023), Ballhaus Ost Berlin (2024), Théâtre Lichthof Hambourg (2024)

Thanks to Simone Kessler, Becky, Lister, Sébastien, Sylvie, Laurane and the entire Tangente team

It’s April.

It’s Corona.

It’s tout foutu en l’air.

It’s residency cancelled.
Project postponed.

Plan A, plan B, plan C, plan X, and whatever, start over.

It’s trying to please two directors, two institutions, while complying with the rules of three countries, a EU entity, a Schengen visa, and a half country of residence.

It’s Dangerous Womaen, which became Falla, which became something else, or is still becoming, coming…

It’s July.

It’s 12 days of intense residency, research, and production.
It’s erasing everything you’ve written in two months of corona because it’s just not relevant anymore.
It’s ART and it’s HAPPENING!

It’s surrendering to the flow of the work and allowing it to take its own direction.
It’s killing your darlings.
It’s a premiere in September at THE SAME FUCKING TIME as my master’s exams.
It’s a mess, but it’s also beautiful.

It’s a honeymoon, an encounter (Pia! Siegmar!), and then the trouble starts, the doubts.

It’s trust.

The one you have to build with one another.

The intimacy also, and the beer after rehearsal. The Kneipe.

And now it’s the in-between. It started but has not yet arrived. Endings are always hard to find.

It’s movement.

It’s dance.
It’s male.


In between.

Or neither.
Beyond, maybe?

No, it’s music.

It’s humour.

I think it’s a rock show.

It’s a love story.

It’s a dancer wiggling a dick around.

Maybe it’s all of these, or none.

Do we really always have to know?

Well, then it’s queer. HA. Fuck.

Julia B. Laperrière is a French-Canadian choreographer based in Berlin. She holds a BA in Dance from UQAM and an MA in Choreography from ICI-CCN (National Choreographic Centre of Montpellier) and Université Paul-Valéry. As an artist navigating between Berlin, Montpellier and Montréal, the mix of languages, places, practices, people and genres – both artistic and identity-related – constitutes an integral part of her practice. Lately, she has been developing her research around the figure of the dangerous woman and is interested in representations of the female body on stage, new intimacies, and dangerous dances. Her work currently tours in Germany, Canada, France, and Norway. Julia B. Laperrière also enjoys collaborating with other artists and has in the last years worked with Ursina Tossi, Costa Company, Anne-Mareike Hess, and Christoph Winkler, amongst others. Julia B. Laperrière also occasionally teaches and has lately been teaching at the University of Osnabrück and the National Choreographic Centre of Orléans.

Pia Achternkamp (aka loh) is a composer doing research at the borders of music, performing arts, language, and fine arts. Curious about the interdependencies of sound, space, movement and dialogue, Pia usually performs her music live on stage when working in the context of performing arts. She has presented her work in HAU Berlin, Maxim Gorki Theatre and ACUD with Asaf Hameiri, and in Volksbühne Berlin with the Future Witchcraft Project. With her solo project loh, Pia is exploring the power of endless repetition and minimal variations. Pia is part of a few bands: CHRUCH, grau&, Mildred, and Pomelo.

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