J'ai un Bleu

#FindYour Story

WomanEwer will be presenting a 30 minutes extract of ‘J’ai un Bleu' // I have a Bruise. Under the artistic direction of Laura Kenyon and based on real life stories, this performance celebrates womanhood, survival and strength, advocating for women to have their own voice.

Combining movement & sound, this performance is based on real life stories & performed by 3 professional female dancers - survivors of sexual abuse.

The virulent nature of the subject matter reverberates in the dancers’ rigorous physicality and the overall soundscape created by Cecilia Morgan - composer & sound designer - which overlaps voice recordings with live spoken words and the percussive sounds created by the dancers’ movement and breath.

This extract will be performed in an intimate setting, with audience all around.

All over the world, women experience assault on a daily basis, yet are all seen as nurturing creatures that care, cater and feed. These gestures play an integral part of the work to contrast the repeated abuse with the daily caring roles whilst challenging the limiting narratives of what it means to be a woman.

The costumes reflect these aspects - the sewing of leftover scraps into garments and coverlets test women’s resourcefulness to use what comes to hand to provide for themselves & power through, even to the using of rags to clean and absorb menstrual blood.
This event is the winner of The Chair's Bursary - Performers with a Disability.




- Dance Art Journal

Company: WomanEwer


Genre: Circus Dance & Physical Theatre

Duration: 45 mins

Venues: Fabrica

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilet Accessible Toilet

Age suitability:
12+ (Guideline)

Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.

Content Warnings:

 Loud Noises Loud Noises

 References to Sexual Abuse References to Sexual Abuse

Additional Content Warning:
Please be aware that this performance contains movement that may refer to sexual assault. If this experience and performance has been triggering we encourage you to seek support from for example, the Refuge (24 hour helpline) 0808 2000 247.

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May 14, 2024



Standard: £10

Conc: £8


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