On March 30, under the umbrella of her alter-ego Femme Façade, Valerie Renay held an Q&A moderated by Razvan Ion and hosted by PAVILION UNICREDIT. On 31st of March she performed her new show MY BLOOD IS THICKED THAN YOURS in Control Club, Bucharest.
Performer, film director, writer and half of art rock duo Noblesse Oblige, the mixed race French-Caribbean artist Valerie Renay spent half her life in London where she trained in acting (with Phillippe Gaulier) movement (with Contact impro/Body Weather) and voice.
In London, Valerie also hosted cabaret nights (Whoopee) and events such as Gay Shame (Duckie). She stars in Edwin Brienen’s arthouse movie L’amour Toujours (2008).
Valerie is also regularly DJ’ing on the European club circuit. As a French pop expert she plays an eclectic mix of tasty electro rock indie classics with a pinch of weirdness and underground touch.
Now based in Berlin she has re-emerge as her alter ego Femme Façade making regular appearances at underground clubs, fashion shows, art galleries, as well as international performance festivals such as Contradança Asta Festival, Portugal and The New Burlesque Festival, Denmark (featured on Danish national TV).
Femme Façade’s new performance My Blood is Thicker than Yours intertwines the result of her research into voodoo practices and her own specific sense of aesthetic and stylised world. Valerie Renay explores the notion of belief, female power, ethnicity, life, and death through the re-enactment of a ritualistic sacrifice.
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