Potsdam | Montréal

Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique takes part in the Potsdam | Montréal international exchange by welcoming artists Jemima Rose Dean (AUS/DEU) and musician Lindred (DEU) to its studios.

Jemima Rose Dean

Jemima Rose Dean was born in Western Australia. She completed her dance training at the Tanz Akademie Zürich and at the Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance in Munich. After graduation she was a member of the ballet company of the Bavarian State Ballet, the ensemble of the Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin and Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference at the Schauspiel Köln. As a freelance artist, Jemima has collaborated on various international projects. She is developing her project The Feral Womxn as part of a residency at the Goethe-Institut in Montréal. Jemima Rose Dean has been living in Cologne since 2020.


A musician originally from San Antonio (USA), Lindred is a Berlin-based queer musician who creates hyper-emotional, twisted music with twinkling melodies and elastic vocals. Her sound manifests itself in dapper choruses and disembodied voices of desire. Based in Berlin, she has performed with ://about blank, Humboldthain, Schokoladen and Music for Cinemas. They have collaborated with experimental label rakolage.xxx, performing remotely for the PS Festival, where the performance was broadcast on Chaturbate and screened at the Untitled Club in Moscow. Their recent musical and audiovisual performances include the Sonic Ground Festival (Munich), the Hraničář Cultural Center Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic) and the Austin Museum of Human Achievement (USA).


The Feral Womxn*
*(Womxn = anyone who participates in female expression)

In this 60-minute solo performance, artist Jemima Rose Dean combines research on the feral womxn archetype with her background as a dancer and choreographer. She will experiment with the use of her voice and text, as well as an original musical score composed and produced by musician Lindred (Berlin). Dramaturgic assistance will be provided by an outside-eye: Berlin based multidisciplinary artist and collaborator, Breeanne Saxton.

In The Feral Womxn, Jemima Rose Dean deconstructs the origins of capitalism and its relationship to womxn’s rights in order to understand how the demonisation of the feral womxn was fundamental to the privatisation of land, control of (work-force) reproduction, colonialism and environmental exploitation.
Through the disciplines of contemporary dance, voice and physical theater she proposes a solo performance development in which I explore various embodiments of the feral womxn in order to understand her deeper. The process of making this work will give her the opportunity to question her own social and professional training in being female. She will use her biographical information to reveal biases she may have about femininity, beauty, and liberation.


 📅  September 12, 2022 at 6 pm - Free
📍 Goethe-Institut Montréal
      1626 Boul. Saint-Laurent Bureau 100
      (Québec) H2X 2T1
      Montréal / Tiohtiá:ke

Credits: Jemima Rose Dean © Sonja Werner