Je ne peux pas (2001)
Created and performed by Sarah Joy Stoker
Light design by Philippe Dupeyroux
Research Assistant and videographer – Fred Valliant
Video – Sarah Joy Stoker
20 min solo
Fear. All living things have innate fear which leads to an avoidance of harm - physical or emotional pain. It is a built in protection or warning device. We cannot not react to our fears.
But what are the consequences of our fears being too extreme. How do we function when our fears overtake us? When they become irrational and render us victims? It is in moments like these that you are forced to question the origin of the fear. We learn a lot about ourselves in moments like these.
2001 - Tangente, Montreal, Qc
2001- Atlantic New Dance Festival, Halifax, NS
2002, Festival of New Dance, St. John’s, NL
Funded by The City of St. John's and the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Photos by Stéphane Corriveau