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Anatomalia: anatomy + anomaly + femalia 


Anatomy is shaped by experience; Anomaly is something different. All too common in the realm of Femalia is the experience of sexual violence. Anatomalia is the anatomy of healing the trauma done to Femalia.

Anatomalia, a series of performative and choreographic installations, in multiple spaces that audience follows.


Anatomalia creates transformative rituals through performance and collective action and aims to change inner landscape and outer world.

Created by Meagan O’Shea and collaborators:

Installationist: Ruth Barry

Composers: Ra Tack with Austin Thomasson

Collaborating performers: Áine Ní Laoghaire, Anna Fitoussi, Areli Moran, Camila Malenchini, Cathy Walsh, Ella Effendy, Jade O’Connor, Julianne Carino, Lilianne Kane, Lysandre Coutu-Sauvé, Marion Cronin, Nicole Nigro, Sarah Ryan.


Developed at Queens Collective/Morocco, FringeLab/Ireland, Ponderosa, KulturPark Stolpe, Fabrik Potsdam/Germany, Fabra i Coats/Catalunia and Ottawa Dance Directive, Vancouver Dance Centre/Canada


photo by Ishmael Claxton