On danse?

On danse?

MUCEM from January 20th 2019 to May 20th 2019

Shall we dance?

Yes, we dance. We may not necessarily be Nijinski, Beyoncé or Fred Astaire. It does not matter, sooner or later, one dances: at a party, a ceremony, a concert or alone in one’s living room.

Dance is not just for virtuosos; it is a shared and shareable act, both physical and political, and one that totally transcends bodies, territories and societies. Whether one dances alone or in a group, to seduce or enlist, to stand out or to melt into a crowd, dance is a social activity, a vector of connections made up of relations to self and others, to one’s own body and the collective corpus, towards a beyond and sometimes elsewhere.

In a scenography that invites movement, the visitor is free to come and go, have a stretch, lie down, or lean back, in a discovery of  lms, soundtracks and extracts of texts. These works are organised in a six-hour audiovisual  ow that each visitor is invited to pick up from the moment they enter, for periods lasting a few minutes to a few hours, as they uncover one work after the next, in a singular relationship with space and time.

Each may thus move from one screen to the next, experiencing and choosing their own way to watch and listen, set to the volumes, bends and materials of the exhibition space…

Shall we dance?

 

Opéra Garnier, Olafur Eliasson

Tree of Codes

Opéra Bastille – from 26 june to 13 July 2019

Combining music, scenography and choreography, Tree of Codes is a real laboratory of experimentation. Bringing together the dancers of the Company Wayne McGregor and the Paris Opera Ballet, this piece is the fruit of an artistic collaboration in which space, bodies and architecture interact. The work opens up the spectators’ field of perception by immersing them in a disturbing play of mirrors created by the artist Olafur Eliasson and a techno-pop sound space conceived by the musician Jamie xx. A perfect symbiosis between fluidity of movement and rhythmic pulsations.