Public Private Parts or L’Origin du monde

Public / Private Parts ou L’Origine du monde is a hybrid dance performance and video installation which looks beyond the limiting binaries of public/private and art/pornography. A community of nine embodiment experts from various professional and cultural backgrounds create mindful body practices to awaken the senses. Through live performances and documentary videos, the group of contemporary dancers, sex workers, and sex educators, explore alone and expand together using the essential bodily functions of touch, breath, sound, movement, and their imagination. Intimate and innovative, their discoveries reveal new, hopeful interconnections that could benefit us all.


Duration: 75 minutes


Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques
With the support of Goethe-Institut Montréal + Diffusion Hector-Charland + Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques

Creative residencies Fabrik Potsdam + Tanzfabrik Berlin + Tanzhaus Zürich + Grand Studio (Brussells) + Espace Marie Chouinard + Par B.L.eux + José Navas/Compagnie Flak + MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) + Département de danse de l’UQAM + Musée d’art de Joliette

Premiered June 10th, 2021 at the Festival TransAmériques in Montréal, Canada.