Joyously strange, a work of both great femininity and bestiality, La Poème is an intense play in which Jeanne Mordoj, a ventriloquist, juggler and contortionist, delves deeper into her reflections on female identity. She explores both the infinitely gracious and the monstrous, each potentially present within the other. While Jeanne Mordoj is a stubborn feminist, she is not furious and combative, but mischievous and unshakable. A cult figure in her native France, before this new work she was renowned for her solo show as a bearded woman.
"fascinating and hilarious"
"the tension between fascination and rejection is a rare sensation in the theatre. She savours this with great pleasure"
"a whole register of emotions, from violence through moments both tragic and poetic"
"A truly inspirational, Shamanistic almost, solo performance."