• © Dorothea Tuch

  • © Dorothea Tuch

  • © Marianna Menke

  • © Dorothea Tuch


Julia B. Laperrière

Female gender identity has historically been essentially defined by the supposed ‘lack’ of the phallus. Choreographer Julia B. Laperrière explores this problematic view from a queer-feminist perspective and uses the strap-on as a transformative tool. What does it feel like to wear a penis? How does it affect the way we move? Julia B. Laperrière examines the connections between sexual attraction, sex and gender and, together with musician Pia Achternkamp, embarks on a search for an alternative female sexuality without shame.


Julia B. Laperrière is a French-Canadian choreographer based in Berlin since 2016. As an artist navigating between Berlin, Montpellier and Montreal, the heterogeneous mix of languages, places, practices, people and genres —both artistic and identity related— constitute an integral part of her practice. Lately, she has been interested in the representations of the female body on stage, new intimacies and dangerous dances. Julia and Pia collaborate since 2020.


On March 15, there will be an Artist talk after the performance.


N O T E :
Loud noises and flickering lights are part of the performance.
There is nudity. The performers tell personal sex stories during the performance.

Past Dates
  • Mar 14, 2024
  • Mar 15, 2024


15 | 10 Euros
Tickets can be purchased by phone, mail or online.
For online tickets, 13% presale fee and 2,- Euro service fee are charged in addition to the basic ticket price by the provider Reservix.


50 minutes


Language no problem

Choreography, performance

Julia B. Laperrière

Sound, performance

Pia Achternkamp


Siegmar Zacharias

Production assistence

Micaela Kühn Jara, Paula Häfele


Marek Lamprecht, Raquel Rosildete

With thanks to

Helen Simard, Florentine Emigholz, Simone Kessler


A production of Julia B. Laperrière in collaboration with Schwankhalle Bremen, with kind support of ICI-CCN Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier. The project is part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.