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Compagnie Lasko XXY 

When: Fri., Oct. 9 2015
COMPAGNIE LASKO: XXY

THE CARRACK MODERN ART, DURHAM

FRIDAY, OCT. 9

The French physical theater group Compagnie Lasko has taken on politically charged subjects before. The basis of its 2014 piece, One Shoot (which the company performs Oct. 16 at Haw River Ballroom), were the journals of a French soldier who served as a nurse in Afghanistan. One Shoot asks how, when experiences are literally unspeakable—when they remove our ability to disclose them in words—the human body can speak of them instead. XXY, a new work the company is crafting during a residency at Saxapahaw's Culture Mill, explores questions about gender conventions. "Our bodies speak to us about this, daily, from the day of our birth," the company notes on its website. Gender roles "play and frustrate us, bog us down and free us, assimilate and deconstruct us ... Our bodies constantly replay their multiplicity which inhabits us." It's a potent area of inquiry for a group interested in the body as memory, social marker and site of multiple, unfolding identities. This is a preview performance of XXY, which officially premieres next year. 8 p.m., $15, 111 W. Parrish St., Durham, 704-214-3666, www.culturemill.org. —Byron Woods

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