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Culture in France

Re-telling the story of the Hottentot Venus

Audio 05:28
Robyn Orlin

South African choreographer Robyn Orlin's lastest work explores the story of Sarah Bartmaan, a South African woman who became known as the Hottentot Venus when she was brought to Europe in the 18th century and put on display to show off her unusually large backside and genitals. Have you hugged, kissed and respected your brown Venus today? showed at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris and has been touring through France in December.

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