(San Francisco Premiere)
Presented by Carte Blanche
(duration 60 minutes)
Performer: Marie Walburg Plouviez
Artistic Director: Charline Formenty
Videographer: Paulo Presotto
Lighting Designer: Tom Hansen
These performances of Femme Fatale were made possible in part by the generous support of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.
Award winning company Carte Blanche hits the road with Femme Fatale, inspired by the recent scandal involving the French president and actress Julie Gayet. Femme Fatale is a cabaret made of sensuality "à la française," witty and provocative, mixing languages on stage, as well as dance, theater and video interaction. A one-woman show picturing Fanny Chantilly, an expert in love, seduction and romance. In a setting of antique frames and lights, Marie Walburg Plouviez changes body shapes, faces and hair, making references to several feminine icons and denounces the representation of the female body in our society.
Carte Blanche is a dance/theater company that aims for work of excellence, strong commitment and discipline. Hybrid between dance, theater and video interaction, we called ourselves Carte Blanche referring to the limitless possibilities and number of different medias we use on stage. With our first show Ophelia (2011-2013), Carte Blanche settled in the Bay Area and became part of the community with a great following. We make french dance-theater for american audiences. In 2014, we created our second piece: Femme Fatale.
Charline Formenty (Artistic Director)
Originally from Paris (France), Charline’s stories are cut-and-paste montages assembled from art history and literature, observations of daily life and politics, and the vivid imagery and mythos of her dreams. She founded Les Petites Portes, in 2000. After graduating from university Paris III with a double degree in Art History and Production Management, she worked for Philippe Decouflé and Le Cirque du Soleil. In 2009 she moved to San Francisco, founded Carte Blanche and created Ophelia at Fort Mason Center, le Garage and NOHspace (2013). She is currently working on a tour for her new creation, Femme Fatale.
Marie Walburg Plouviez (Performer)
Trained at the Conservatoire National in Cannes, France, Marie is a actress, dancer, performer who mixes genres and techniques in the art and movement of the body. She founded Les Ex-Citants in Paris, and worked as a professionnal performer in many projects. In 2011, she moved to San Francisco, and founded Carte Blanche, creating Ophelia (2011-2013) and Femme Fatale (2014). She also gets involved in the artistic life of the Bay by working with Joe Landini, FoolsFury, ODC Pilot and Cirqu’Elle at Zaccho. Marie is very proud to travel with Femme Fatale on a West Coast Tour.