Femme Brutal di Nick Prokesch e Liesa Kovacs (Austria, 2015), 70’, v.o. tedesco, sott. italiano e inglese
Sette performer donne riflettono sulle tecniche che hanno sviluppato nei loro spettacoli al Burlesque Brutal Club di Katrina Daschner, soffermandosi in particolare sulla possibilità di emanciparsi dalle visioni tradizionali sull’erotismo del corpo femminile.
Ciascuna delle sette artiste ha creato un alter ego (Madame Cameltoe, Miss Bourbon, Doctor Sourial, Frau Professor La Rose, Miss Kottlett, Madame Don Chanel, and Cunt) che riveste un importanza fondamentale per la loro performance e che è centro della riflessione sulla loro arte.
Femme Brutal by Nick Prokesch e Liesa Kovacs (Austria, 2015), 70’, v.o. german, sub. italian
Seven performers reflect on the techniques that they have developed with regard to the performance of their (naked) female bodies based on their appearance in the context of the Burlesque Brutal Club initiated by Katrina Daschner at Wiener Brut.
It quickly becomes clear that they orient themselves more on artists such as Gina Pane and musicians such as Laurie Anderson than on Dita von Teese: in the end, already in the fulminant opening performance, it is more about the sexual desire that arises between women (characters) than about the presentation of an agreeable female body.
All seven artists created alter egos for themselves (Madame Cameltoe, Miss Bourbon, Doctor Sourial, Frau Professor La Rose, Miss Kottlett, Madame Don Chanel, and Cunt), which are extremely important for their work on stage.
How the seven performers were able to emancipate (also themselves) from the traditional projections on the female body, is the central theme that carries through the conversations, which alternate with impressive burlesque performances: for example, the classical femme who bathes her bosom in a huge glass bowl; the musician who borrows from the actionists, and a dancer who is interested in mechanically robot-like movements that are not gender identifiable.