*The Sys-[tem]*

Noir: The Unknown Life of Claudette Colvin

*The Sys-[tem]* is the stripping of choreographic techniques of their spectacular dimensions to keep only the raw movements in order to slide from a phrase formulation to another dance style with virtuosity (hip hop, Neoclassical, contemporary, afro-contemporary…), in order to be able to retrace the story of a 15 years old girl in the Alabama of the 1950s by gesture, feeling, facts and humour.

It is March 2, 1955, and she will make a gesture that will profoundly change the struggle for the civil rights movement. She decided not to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus and by doing this act, she forced everyone to question American citizenship and stop focusing on skin colour to ask what it is to be a citizen.

Concept /Choreography: Meier Eden
Performer: Meier Eden
Photo: Kristina Ermolaeva / @Stinrafoto
Duration: 45 Min



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