We can all make the world a better place in our own way: whether it’s about revering care and softness, or friction and violence, this evening will be centred on power! For the traditional carte blanche of our cousins at D’une Certaine Gaieté, this year the password is sisterhood.
This is a one woman show (but she’s not completely alone) in which Lylybeth Merle talks to us about her
gender transition. In a scenic and sisterly documentary, between theatre and cabaret, Lilith describes her discoveries, the gentle healing that comes with reconnection, and the joy she’s experienced every day since. But she faces a society that violently rejects femininity and people who deviate from the norm.
Hence the need to take to the stage to narrate and pass on a Queer and Trans life. Lylybeth does this accompanied by the voices and lives of the women in her family: her Mother, Aunt, and Grandmother. It’s these women who were her role models and who she connects to today in a new way.
Les Vulves Assassines
DJ Conant on vocals and synths, MC Vieillard on sampler and Sam on electric guitar. The list of their inspirations is as long as it is diverse: electro, rap, new wave, cumbia, drum & bass... Les Vulves Assassines tackle, in French and with a flowery vocabulary, important topics, which leave a mark or raise anger, such as: unemployment, the state of emergency, consent, abortion, the Commune, big muscles, and, of course, love. Because Les Vulves Assassines is also a hope for a better, fairer world, where Pierre Gattaz - and others - would quietly raise goats in the Larzac instead of screwing up our lives. And they’re already building this world, asserting themselves loudly and clearly in a hyper-masculinised musical universe. Their first album, understatedly titled Godzilla 3000 (2019), includes the growls of a monster that is preparing to devour everything.