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IN HER SOLO LIBÉRATION, TABITHA CHOLET SPARES NEITHER HERSELF NOR THE MAN WHO BECAME HER NIGHTMARE. WE KNOW SHE WAS A PERFORMER WITH A CERTAIN JAN FABRE, WHICH IN ITSELF MEANS THAT SHE IS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING, AND SHE PROVES IT HERE AGAIN.

THIS SOLO IS AT THE SAME TIME -AND ONE COULD SAY, DESPITE ITS MILITANT AIM - AN AUTHENTICALLY ARTISTIC ACT. IN THE MIDDLE OF A LAKE OF RED FEATHERS, CHOLET DANCES A DEATH OF THE SWAN IN HER OWN WAY,
REVOLTING AGAINST THE GRIP OF A SORT OF UNIVERSAL ROTHBART WHICH, INSTEAD OF BELONGING TO AN IMAGINARY WORLD, IS RAMPANT IN REALITY. TO MANHANDLE THE DREAMS OF THE WHITE SWAN, TURNING IT INTO A BLOODY SWAN.

And yet ... It could be another eco-feminist pseudo-rite, if it weren't for the authenticity of her feelings and her acting and a good dose of the unspeakable.
Words weigh heavily in Libération, "In the text I even say I want to die, and it was true," she said after her performance at Artdanthé.
The Artdanthé festival, organized for twenty-three years by the Théâtre de Vanves, has the great merit of having presented Liberation as the first - and to this day only - French performance.

WOULD LIBÉRATION BE A CONTEMPORARY ‘L’APRÈS MIDI D’UN FAUNE’, NAMELY: A VERY SIGNIFICANT PIECE, YET SEEN BY A MINIMAL NUMBER OF GUESTS?



DANSMAGAZINE

MULTI TALENT CHOLET TAKES A STEP FURTHER IN THE SEARCH FOR A NEW IMAGE ON BEING A WOMAN. A BATTLE OF EXHAUSTION, A CADENCE ARISES, AN ECSTATIC TRANCE THAT, ACCORDING TO CHOLET, ULTIMATELY WORKS LIBERATING.

LIBÉRATION SHOWS THE BEAUTY OF REPETITION. SHOCKING, CONFRONTING, INTENSE AND ULTIMATELY BREATHTAKING, EXCITING AND FREEING. LIBÉRATION IS ESSENTIALLY A POWERFUL AND ARTISTIC, FEMININE DANCE STATEMENT AND AN INVITATION TO AN OPEN CONVERSATION.
DE VOLKSKRANT

AT THE AMSTERDAM FRINGE FESTIVAL, I SAW A SHOCKING DANCE SOLO BY TABITHA CHOLET, 'LIBÉRATION'. CALL IT A #METOO SOLO: A FORM OF DEVIL EXPULSION, A BATTLE OF EXHAUSTION. IN ONE VIOLENT, REPETITIVE MOVEMENT WITH MINIMAL VARIATIONS, CHOLET ATTEMPTS TO FREE HER BODY ON STAGE FROM THE MEMORY OF AN ASSAULT.

"DO SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO DO... SOMETHING YOU DONT DARE TO SAY AND THEN IT APPEARS THAT YOU CAN."
CHOLET DOES THAT AND VAN DOLRON DID THAT.



NRC

IN LIBÉRATION, CHOLET INSPIRED BY HER OWN EXPERIENCES, SHOWS THE EMOTIONS OF WOMEN IN ABUSE OF POWER WITHIN THE PERFORMING ARTS. "I WANT TO SHOW IN DANCE HOW INTENSE AND EXHAUSTING A #METOO EXPERIENCE IS". ACCORDING TO CHOLET, IT IS QUITE DIFFICULT TO MAKE THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF A #METOO EXPERIENCE VISIBLE. SHE HOPES TO COMBINE THE MOVEMENTS AND TEXT TO MAKE THE VARIOUS PHASES TRANSPARANT. THOUGHTS THAT WENT THROUGH HEERMIND ARE SEET TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND ACCOMPANY. HER TRANCE-LIKE MOVEMENNTS, SHE SAYS.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE SHOW WILL OPEN WITH THEWORDS" MY BODY WASNT MINE ANYMORE AFTER YOU GRABBED IT. I NEVVER REMEMBERED HOW IS GOT HOME. I STILL DONT.?

CHOLET:'THE PERFORMANCE RED FOR LIBERATION IS INSPIRED BY THE DANCE SOLO LIBÉRATION AND UNDERLINES THE DIVERSITY BY THE PARTICIPATING WOMEN THAT THIS ISNT A UNIQUE STORY. THESE 35 WOMEN ALL HAVE THE SAME GOAL: CHANGE AND MORE EQUALITY.