Cecilia Bengolea / François Chaignaud (AR | FR)

altered natives' Say Yes to Another Excess – TWERK

Tanz im August


Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud have been going to discos since they were teenagers. In locations as varied as London and New York City, they have become familiar with and learnt popular dances like Jamaican dancehall, krump, house, or split & jump. In “altered Natives' Say Yes To Another Excess – TWERK” they transpose this found material to the stage. “Outspoken, bold in many ways, humorous, and excessive when it comes to physical commitment, the gang of five tries to intertwine in the most unusual positions. They claim they ‘devour and multi-colonise one another’; and here the choreography does not result from one overbearing author, but is dissolved in the community.” (Libération, Marie-Christine Vernay) This work and its playful writing process were created in harmony with a musical investigation of Grime music. It is the first time that the DJs Elijah and Skilliam, from the London label Butterz, will play in a theatre and collaborate with contemporary dancers.

Designed by Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud
With Élisa Yvelin, Alex Mugler, Ana Pi, Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud
Music DJ Elijah, DJ Skilliam (Butterz, London – UK)
Lighting Dominique Palabaud, Jean-Marc Segalen, Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud
Costumes Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud

Co-produced by Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Festival d’Automne à Paris, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort, Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble, Le Vivat d’Armentières – Scène conventionnée danse et théatre, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen/Basse-Normandie.

Duration: 50 min

Trailer: Choy Ka Fai


Designed by: Cecilia Bengolea / Choreography: François Chaignaud


  • Past
    Sat 24.8.2013, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sun 25.8.2013, 20:00 / HAU2


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