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Bâtard Festival Amsterdam 2018, Day 1: Anne-Lise le Gac & Aymeric Hainaux, Mario Barrantes Espinoza


Day 1: Wednesday 7 November 2018, from 19:00

— ACTION / TRADITION / COUVERCLE by Anne-Lise le Gac & Aymeric Hainaux

— [A SEQUENCE III] by Mario Barrantes Espinoza

ACTION / TRADITION / COUVERCLE by Anne-Lise le Gac & Aymeric Hainaux


[A SEQUENCE III] by Mario Barrantes Espinoza

“Give me a few words for a woman

to sing a truth allowing us

to build a house without worrying before night comes”

– Markus Kutter

Throughout the period of 1958 to 2002, the avant-garde Italian composer Luciano Berio created a series of virtuoso works for solo instruments under the name Sequenza. The third one of this series, Sequenza III per voce femminile (1965-66), was dedicated to expanding the existing vocabulary of what was previously thought as the expressive and technical constrains of the voice —the female voice more precisely.

[A sequence III] proposes a space where Berio’s traditional directive concerning who should interpret the work and how it should be executed is reconsidered. In this space, it is the figure of the Drag Queen who offers an alternative look to the standardization of score interpretations incited by the academic community and lends an aspirational guise to the question of inhabiting, performing, and mistaking the score.

Bâtard Festival Amsterdam 2018

7—11 November at Veem House for Performance

For the third time in its existence, scattered among the last years, this Brussels festival extends its time and space from Beursschouwburg and Decoratelier in Brussels to travel and migrate into Veem House for Performance rooms.

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Bâtard Festival Amsterdam 2018 is made possible with the support of Fonds Podiumkunsten, Beursschouwburg and Bâtard Festival Brussels.

7 November 2018


ACTION / TRADITION / COUVERCLE by Anne-Lise le Gac & Aymeric Hainaux


Anne-Lise le Gac lives in Marseilles (FR). She studied at the Fine Arts School of Strasbourg from 2003 to 2008, focusing on performance art. She completed the ESSAIS master programme for dance at CNDC Angers in 201. In 2014, she worked with the choreographer Claudia Triozzi.

Anne-Lise le Gac also creates solo pieces such as La Caresse du Coma and a collaborative performance project, GRAND MAL, with Élie Ortis performed in festival Les Urbainnes (Lausanne), Festival Parallèle (Marseilles), Bâtard Festival (Brussels & Amsterdam). Since 2015, she has been co-organising the performance festival OKAY CONFIANCE with a team of makers, that recently happened in La Ferme du Buisson (Paris).

Music score:
Berio, Luciano. Sequenza III per voce femminile. 1965-66. London: Universal Edition, 1968. Print

With the input of:
Bojana Cvejić, Bryana Fritz , Fabienne Seveillac

Concept and interpretation:
Mario Barrantes Espinoza


Made possible through:
the support of the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios

Special thanks to:
Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond