Cecilia Bengolea



Cecilia Bengolea, born in Buenos Aires, studied Anthropological dance, Philosophy and Art History at the University of Buenos Aires. Since 2001, she works and lives in Paris. In 2004, she joined  Ex.e.r.ce, the company of Mathilde Monnier. As dancer and choreographer Bengolea collaborated with  a.o. Joao Fiadeiro, Claudia Triozzi, Marc Tompkins, Yves- Nöel Genod, Alain Buffard, Mathilde Monnier, Alice Chauchat, Sarah Michelson, Trajal Harrell, Marlene Monteiro Freitas and Alexandra Bachzetsis. In 2011, Bengolea co-directed in Rio de Janeiro two short films in keeping with Claude Lévi-Strauss's work “Tristes Tropiques”: “La Beauté (tôt) vouée à se défaire” with Donatien Veisman and “Cri de Pilaga” with Juliette Bineau.

Since 2005, a steady dialogue between the choreographers Cecila Bengolea and François Chaignaud has given rise to miscellaneous works. Together, they have created six pieces, among them “Pâquerette” (2005-2008), “Sylphides” (2009), and “(M)IMOSA” (co-written and performed with Trajal Harrell and Marlene Monteiro Freitas, 2011).