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Anatomalia: anatomy . anomaly . femalia .

Anatomy is shaped by experience;

Anomaly is something different or peculiar;

There is a collective experience of 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.


Traversing the distance from trauma to joy, Anatomalia looks at the body in states of shame, fear, repulsion, desire, curiosity and trust. A chorus of womxn encompass the work, creating collective transformation and lead the audience between sites.


Created by Meagan O’Shea and collaborators:

Installationist: Ruth Barry

Composer: Laura Tack with Austin Thomasson

Collaborating performers: Áine Ní Laoghaire, Anna Fitoussi, 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 e.V./Germany

Co-presented by Ottawa Dance Directive/Canada


Performance and Film coming in 2022

photo by Ishmael Claxton