Performance by François Chaignaud et Cecilia Bengolea

Fondation Giacometti -  Performance by François Chaignaud et Cecilia Bengolea

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Contemporary dance invites itself to the Giacometti Institute with an exceptional performance by François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea on Saturday, November 30 at 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM. 

At the heart of the exhibition "Giacometti / Sade, Cruel Objects of Desire", the two dancers will perform an adaptation of their work Sylphides.

Sylphides are immaterial beings, fruits of the imagination of humans and mediums between worlds (mainly between that of the dead and that of the living but also that of fantasies and that of reality, the possible and the impossible...). The object of a real literary craze in the 18th century and choreographic in the 19th century, the figure of the Sylphides still appears today as a key and a major enigma of our imagination.
By asking the question of the materiality of the body, of life after death and of the relationship we maintain with the dead and their bodily envelopes, the Sylphides question some of the great invariants of Western thought: dualism, linear time, rationalism...
Between funeral rites and amphidromia (birthdays), Sylphides promises to be a literal attempt at reincarnation. Through a device that allows us to experience the suspension of vital functions to their minimum, we intend to access a new understanding of our bodies and their possible annihilation and rebirth.
François Chaignaud et Cecilia Bengolea website

Practical information
Performance: November 30, 6:30PM and 7:30 PM (within the limits of available places)
Address: Giacometti Institute, 5 rue Victor Schoelcher
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