Call Me Leslie

 

A work commissioned by Roshanak Jaberi

 

Choreography: Debbie Wilson

Music: traditional French accordion songs

 

Dancers: Roshanak Jaberi and Mafa Makhubalo

 

Purpose of the work is to blur the gender lines and to look at societal definitions of the genders.

  • BFF What constitutes a best friend? Can your BFF be someone of the opposite sex - whose thought process and priorities are different?
  • Women who do men's traditional roles are considered "tom boys" and the whole idea is largely accepted in our society.
  • Men who take on women's roles are considered emasculated in our society not real men
  • Men take it for granted that they are right their opinion counts. Women are taught to doubt themselves or are conditioned to doubt themselves.