Le Radeau, Nate Yaffe

faith hole

Available to tour for seasons: 2025-26, 2024-25, 2023-24

Photo credit

Performer(s) in the photo: Nate Yaffe

Photographer: Kinga Michalska

Creation

2019

Length

60 min.

Number of interpreter(s)

1

Target audience(s)

Adult

Keyworks

LGBTQIA+ community, Contemporary, Indoors, Mediation available, Official selection Parcours Danse 2023

Description

I go into the Matrix to mourn my inherited dreams. They were a technology of control over my body. This wake is a dance.

No self-image. I lean into forwardness, revel in aloneness.

Shameless, I entrust this dance to my flesh, on its own terms.

And so I trash success. No winning, no losing. No control. We enter the hole.

Created through radical trust in the body, faith hole choreographs itself through the unconsidered movements that rip through the artist. Going relentlessly forward, always embracing its future iteration, dismissing nostalgic lingerings of “self”, yet exposing the splinters of personhood to the public. In this solo work, Nate Yaffe cultivates a non-transactional exchange between performer and audience, offering himself as an open orifice spilling fleshy histories with unguarded emotion and humour. He excavates muscle memories as artifacts from a body conditioned by classical dance training, internalized hetero-masculine values, and suppressed hyperactivity, revealing the innately queer dance that lives beneath.

Choreographer(s)

Nate Yaffe

Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE: Nate Yaffe
DRAMATURGY: Thea Patterson
ARTISTIC ADVISOR: Georges-Nicolas Tremblay
LIGHT DESIGN AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Karine Gauthier
COSTUME DESIGN: Lari Jalbert & Nate Yaffe
MUSIC: La Tène

PRODUCTION: Le Radeau
RESIDENCIES: MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Alliance House (Jerusalem), Mile Zero Dance Society (Edmonton), Studio 303, Studio Par B.L.eux, Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV, Usine C – Projets du 3e (Montreal)
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Canada Council for the Arts, Les danses sur les routes du Québec

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