Jo and Alex like pink. They find out that there’s a certain shade of pink called "Cool Down Pink" that has calming effects after approximately 15 minutes. Certain Swiss
detention facilities have painted small cells entirely in Cool Down Pink in order to reduce inmates’ hostility. Jo and Alex wonder if they like pink because it affects them in a certain way… The scenography of Femmosité will use this shade of pink in a significant way: a simple colour to calm our two heroines down, and stifle this
Pauline Raineri and Sophie Ammann join forces to form a kooky and concerned duet. With this piece, the two choreographers wish to playfully question their relationship with appearance, image, and the beauty codes adopted by the consumer society. The quest for beauty is often perceived as being related to the feminine: beauty, cosmetics, fashion, weight-loss and design markets are mostly catering to women. Seduction, consumption, bodies, appearance... all are intimately linked. The choreographers explore how these beauty codes contribute to the construction of ones identity. They create characters to free themselves from these beauty codes and playfully reclaim them: introducing Jo and Alex. Throughout fitness circuit, pursuit of pleasure, and bodily exhaustion, our two heroines are searching for their Femmosité. What are the stakes in this quest for beauty?
For the Beta Publica challenge we would like to present a 15 minutes extract of the piece we are currently making.
The pictures below are from a video/research phase we made to start the process of the making of the piece.