@La Chapelle, Montreal (2017)
@MAI, Montreal St Ambroise Fringe Festival (2017)
Docile Bodies is a theatrical adaptation of Michel Foucault’s “Discipline and Punish.” The performance focuses on the themes of the theoretical text associated with Foucault’s chapter on “Discipline.” He argues that discipline creates bodies that are ideal for the new economics, politics and warfare of the modern industrial age. To construct these docile bodies, the disciplinary institutions must be able to (a) constantly observe, record and survey the bodies they control and, (b) ensure the internalization of the individual within the bodies being controlled.
This multidisciplinary performance explores the effects of institutional power and hyper-masculinity within the context of the military. Six combatants question, glorify and remember the ways in which their bodies and minds are inextricably bound to the domination of institutional power.
Lisa Saban - Director
Natalie Liconti - Director/Performer
Lucy Fandel - Choreographer
Michelle Soicher - Stage Manager
Lola Ertel - Assitant SM/Photographer/Videographer
Laura Beaudouin - Performer
Emily Sirota - Performer
Darragh Mondoux - Performer
Sarah Foulkes - Performer
Emilie Slotine - Performer
Béata Groves - Performer
Joseph Browne - Sound Designer
Darah Miah - Lighting Designer
Holly HIlts - Set & Costume Designer
Noah Witte-Winnett - Dramaturge
Béata Groves / Emilie Slotine - Writers / Collaborators
"Breathtaking Compositions in Docile Bodies"
"The composition gave me a big stupid smile as I
thought: This is SO cool."
—Montreal Theatre Hub
Montreal Theatre Hub