THE TRANSFORMATIONS PROJECT: One Time For The Femmes Curated by Dainty Smith, Performed by Belle Jumelles, Ivory, and Rania “Violet” El Mugammar, of Les Femmes Fatales Burlesque Troupe. Poetry by Rania El Mugammar. Edited by Golboo Amani.
A celebration of femmes in all their messy, painful and triumphant glory. One Time for the Femmes, is an intimate and poetic “behind the scenes” look in the dressing room of three queer femmes. Performed by members of Les Femmes Fatales, featuring poetry by Rania El Mugammar and edited by Golboo Amani.
Les Femmes Fatales acknowledges that this land we are on is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Anishinaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Les Femmes Fatales is grounded in reclamation and celebration of self- love, self-worship and ownership of Black Femme bodies and sexuality. We recognize and stand in allyship with our Indigenous community that Indigenous bodies, gender and sexuality is sacred and should be honoured. We stand with our Indigenous community in seeking to undo Eurocentric and Judeo-Christian morality and views that police and teach shame in the ways in which we view the feminine body as sacred, the gender spectrum and fluidity as spiritual and sexuality as part of the creator’s work. Through our art, and work, we seek to heal ourselves and those who came before us. We recognize that we must respect and care for this land that we live, love and work on. We recognize that Toronto is covered by treaty 13 with the Mississauga’s of the Credit.
Language: English with English Subtitles
One Time For The Femmes was commissioned by Nightwood Theatre for the national Transformations project, hosted by the National Arts Centre of Canada. This project features work from some of Canada’s most innovative artists in video, audio and text. It is a response to a provocation by Canadian playwright David Yee, who asked everyone: “What would it take to transform our society for the betterment of all?”