The Four Stages Trailer

The art of diagnosis has long belonged to theory in medicinal practice. In some circumstances, it has been represented, demonstrated, and defended in the theatrical setting. The most famous stage in this sense was constructed by Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot in 19th-century Paris at the Salpêtrière hospital—where Charcot’s influential study of hysterical women dissolved the boundaries between performance and illness.

The Four Stages turns Dr. Charcot’s diagrams and writings into choreographic directives. His lectures are molded into a video that explores and celebrates the performance of female insanity.

Choreographed and Directed by Amanda Hameline

Performed by: Davonna Batt, Sara Ciampa, Krystel Copper, Amanda Hameline and Abby Price

Filmed by Andrea Hachuel

Edited by Amanda Hameline 

Video Length: 8:30 

Premiere Date: April 2017