A black sheep stands out from the flock. In language, the black sheep is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family. The term has typically been given negative implications, implying waywardness. In psychology, the black sheep effect refers to the tendency of group members to judge likeable ingroup members more positively and deviant ingroup members more negatively. In most sheep, a white fleece is not albinism but a dominant gene that actively switches color production off, thus obscuring any other color that may be present.
FÅR questions our preconceptions about the black sheep and turns around this idea, seeing the black sheep as an innert part that we all have within us. Deep within there is this desire to stand out, to be different, to be us, that is often suppressed by norms and expectations of society, culture and environment. The solo taking shape in a female dancer’s body, furthermore relates to the discourse of femininity; what is expected from female behaviour, female postures and movements?
This being goes through a mutative metamorphosis exposing layers, shapes and shades, to superabound the dominant gene and unmask a genuine skin.
‘To all those who reached the most alarmingly unsuspected regions within me, all those prophets of the present who have foretold me to myself until in that instant I exploded into: I. This I that is you…” A hora da estrela – Clarice Lispector
Choreography & performance Manon Siv Duquesnay Outside eyes Dominique Melhem & Dasha Lavrennikov Music Sevdaliza – Human Photo Francisco Benvenuti, Lucio Bazzalo
Residencies La Revancha – Tandil (AR), C.C. Efímero – Buenos Aires (AR), Danseatelier – Copenhagen (DK)
Performances Dansehallerne – Copenhagen (DK) 2017, Danseatelier – Copenhagen (DK) 2017, Maratón de Performance – C. C. Efímero, Buenos Aires (AR) 2017