Histoires de Graffeuses

A spectacular lecture by Hortense Belhôte
Cycle "Niki de Saint Phalle: Art running free"

les Abattoirs
Free entrance

From Barcelona to Melbourne, from Miss. Tic to Kashink, women are making their presence felt in the urban arts. The images they create crystallise the intensitý of the socio-aesthetic struggles of our time: that of the image of women, that of women artists and that of street artists.  From the French Revolution to Martha Cooper, from the sculpted vulvas of the Neolithic to Niki de Saint Phalle, Hortense Belhôte explores the underbelly of a centuries-old tradition of overflow.

Hortense Belhôte is an actress for theatre and film and has taught dramatic art in Parisian conservatories. She has also worked on musicals with conductor Hacène Larbi (Les Nuits), choreographer Mark Tompkins (Show Time! a musical), performer Mathieu Grenier (#NALF l'opéra), and actress Sarah Cohen-Hadria (Kissing Nodules).

In contemporary dance, she has been a performer since 2017 on Footballeuses by Mickaël Phelippeau, whose company now hosts some of his spectacular lectures.

She holds a Master's degree in art history and has taught for many years in design schools, art markets and universities. At the crossroads of her practices, she has created a tailor-made form. Since 2019, Une histoire du football féminintourne has been touring in the network of subsidised stages and as part of off-site cultural activities, while L'érotisme dans l'art classique has given rise to a web series adaptation for Arte: Merci de ne Pas Toucher. In 2019, Histoires de Graffeuses will be created, commissioned by the Centre Dramatique National de Besançon, and in 2022 Performeureuses, a history of contemporary dance performance, commissioned by the Théâtre de Vanves for the Artdanthé festival.

Hortense Belhôte is currently working on several projects of spectacular conferences: 1664, debunking the absolutism of Louis XIV (creation 2022); Et la marmotte? a historical and sociological approach to the mountain (commissioned by the Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble CCN2 - creation autumn 2022); Portraits de famille, 1789 on the forgotten figures of the French revolution (creation 2023).

Design: Hortense Belhôte
Video and sound creation: Manon Le Roux
Production, diffusion, administration Fabrik Cassiopée - Manon Crochemore & Manon Joly
Delegated production Fabrik Cassiopée
Commissioned by the Centre dramatique national de Besançon

Duration 50 minutes

Recommended for ages 15 and up

© Manon Le Roux