Join us for the debut of the full-length performance of Voile, excerpts of which were performed during opening weekend in December 2023. The French word for both "sail" and "veil,” Voile is a dynamic dance work that explores two spiritual concepts of femininity: the idea of Mary, Star of the Sea and Queen of Creation, and what writer Gertrude von le Fort calls the "profound mystery of female hiddenness, symbolized by the veil." Choreographer and dancer Abby Marchesseault investigates the interconnectedness of these ideals, acknowledging the challenges that stem from pursuing an ideal of womanhood in a faulted world. Voile is inspired by and takes place atop Sea of Stars, a work by artist Kiki Smith in the Museum Atrium.
Originally published at raclinmurphymuseum.nd.edu.