Pauline L. Boulba

FSR — Pauline L. Boulba

Pauline L. Boulba (Arles)

Tinted with radically forward-reaching nostalgia, Pauline L. Boulba holds a keen interest in the history of LGBTQI+ struggles and minority group action. Her first three solos are born of research-creation for her thesis, defended at Paris 8 University, on the subject of “performed reception”. Since 2020, the work of Jill Johnston, dance critic and lesbian feminist activist, has played a central role in Pauline’s life and projects. Combining mediums and knowledge (theoretical, popular), she revels in (and reveals) dance history through carefully-selected words and a bold queer stance.

In residency at ICI-CCN from March the 11th to the 29th as part of the Life Long Burning project, funded by the European Union. 

Mille Shake — (creation 2024)

Thursday 28 March 2024 - 19:00 > 20:00

Studio Bagouet

Talk with Pauline L. Boulba and team on the creative process

As an extension of her exploration into lesbian subjectivities in dance and the performing arts, Pauline L. Boulba seeks to make queer practice visible through artistic creation. In this way, she explores the extent to which imagination, somatic practice and fiction act to repair damaged bodies. A two-headed combo of narrative and choreography foster reflection on patriarchal violence. Re-territorialising bodies, to fictionalise life, pumping reality back onto the stage.

Free admission by reservation only

Distribution et mentions

Creation, script and artist: Pauline L. Boulba | Editorial support: Maison Trouble / Barbara Coffy |Accomplices: Morgane Brien-Hamdane, Aminata Labor, Sandar Tun Tun, Chips (casting in progress)

Pictures (in order) ©Pauline L. Boulba ©Mila Ercoli

exerce open workshop with Pauline L. Boulba

Thursday 21 March 2024 - 15:00 > 18:00


Free admission by reservation only

Screening of the film " "J.J"

Thursday 21 March 2024 - 19:00 > 20:00


J. J. is named after Jill Johnston (1929-2010), dance critic, performer, and uber-determined and angry lesbian feminist. The work is a journey through the real and fictional lives of this very American figure. Through the invention of archives and the use of quotes, voices and drag-kings, the two performers reflect upon lesbian practice in art.

→ Screened in partnership with  Rainbow screen festival
→ Part of Life Long Burning, a European project funded by the European Union

Documentary length: 1h10  
followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and Queer Code

Entrée libre sur réservation

Distribution et mentions

Casting and credits
Creation and dance Pauline L. Boulba
Artistic support and dance Aminata Labor
Sound creation and sound engineering Sandar Tun Tun
Lighting design & Technical direction Jean-Marc Segalen
Accomplices Lydia Amarouche, Nina Kennel, Soto Labor, Rosanna Puyol, Louise Siffert
Acknowledgements Alexia Caunille, Clare Croft, Claire Finch, Aurélie Jacquet, Wanda Rivière, Alexia Sellaoui-Segal, Mélanie Villemot, Radio Galoche and all our ever-present, awe-inspiring friends.

Production Margelles / Charlotte Giteau
Coproduction ICI—CCN Montpellier Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée, CDCN La place de la Danse Toulouse, Caen National Choreographic Centre in Normandy, Georges Pompidou Centre, Be My Guest international network, Orléans National Choreographic Centre , DRAC Ile-de-France. SOUTIENS  La bellone (Brussels), Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, BUDA (Courtrai), les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère, le Centre National de la Danse. The projet is also supported by the Institut Français’ Residence sur Mesure programme. 

Club de danse with Pauline L. Boulba

Wednesday 27 March 2024 - 19:00 > 21:00

Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN 

7 for the workshop / €5 super-reduced / €3 yoot