Transformed by the grotesque masks of George Condo, Cecilia Bengolea, FranĂ§ois Chaignaud and Erika Miyauchi dance and sing through the rotten and sublime beauties of history. From medieval polyphonies, to ballet, free dance and dancehall, Cecilia Bengolea & FranĂ§ois Chaignaudâ€™s new commission represents a layering of cultural and historic references located in the body and activated through performance in the historic Stationerâ€™s Hall.
Born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) lives and works in Paris.Â Dance artist. Bengoleaâ€™s reflections on antropological dance are represented in paroxysmal performances, both modern and primitive, civilised and pre-civilised.Â Animals fascinate her as a force,Â a fear that also exist in dance and Â sex.
Her piece Sylphides (2009), co-created with FranĂ§ois Chaignaud (FR) performace for vacuumed bodies in latex fetish beds, Â won the award de la critique de Paris Â and the young artist prize at Gwangju Bienale in 2014. Bengolea collaborates with Jeremy Deller (UK) and Marinella Senatore (IT) for the opening of the Biennale de Lyon 2015.Â She collaborates with artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Monika Gintersdorfer, Knut Klassen and with jamaican Dancehall artists Â Joan Gringesho and Â Damion Wallace. She recently showed at Centre Pompidou, Paris, The Kitchen, NY, Tokyo Spiral Hall, La Bienale de la Danse de Lyon,Â Sadlers Wells London, Faena Art Centre Buenos Aires, Fig-2 ICA London
Born in Rennes, lives and works in Paris. Dance artist and historian. His practices combines choreography, music, singing, and history. His researches reflect in intense, virtuosic and hybrid performances, traveling from hulla hoop to ballet point shoes, from religious dances to club dances and embrace spiritual, sexual and abstract expressions of the body. He collaborates with visual artists Theo Mercier, Donatien Veismann, CĂ©sar VayssiĂ©, and other artists such as Nosfell, Phia MĂ©nard, Marie Caroline Hominal.
He has been commissioned to create a film installation forÂ 24 FRAMES per secondÂ in CarriageWorks Sydney. he is currently researching on medieval, renaissance and traditional georgian polyphonies for a new piece to be premieredÂ in fall 2016.
Cecilia Bengolea and FranĂ§ois ChaignaudÂ collaborate since 2005.Â They created PĂ˘querette (2005-2008), SylphidesÂ (2009), Castor et PolluxÂ (2010),Â Danses LibresÂ (based on choreographies from FranĂ§ois Malkovsky et Suzanne Bodak, 2010),Â (M)IMOSAÂ (with Trajal Harrell and Marlene Monteiro Freitas, 2011),Â altered nativesâ€™ Say Yes To Another Excess â€“ TWERKÂ (2012), andÂ DUB LOVEÂ (2013). They have been commissioned by Opera de Lyon to create aÂ piece for seven dancers on point shoesÂ Â HOW SLOW THE WINDÂ (2014). The ballet de Lorraine commissioned them to created aÂ piece for nine female dancers on point shoes, music byÂ Philip Glass â€śAnother look on Harmonyâ€ťÂ DEVOTEDÂ (2015).Â They will premiere in septembre 2015 a Â polyphonic Â ballet for Pina Bausch dance company.Â Bengolea and Chaignaud prepare an exhibition of old and new dances for Dia Art Centre Beacon and Chelsea for 2017.
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