According to Johnny Cadillac, a former Belgian karateka, « 3/4 face » is the ultimate defensive position: a posture so precise that inevitably betrays a will of perfectionism and a deep desire for control. Loraine Dambermont makes this principle her own and, through a live tutorial, reveals her best secret self-defence skills.
Toujours de 3⁄4 face! is a 20 minute hyper energetic solo performed as a survival guide with hints of humour. Dambermont also tackles the complex Belgian identity through movements which reveal a paroxysm of self-mockery.
This performance challenges the physical and mental virtuosity of the performer by pushing the limits of a constrained body between a marathon of hyper fast movements, and the extreme precision of its own musicality.