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『altered natives’ Say Yes To Another Excess-TWERK』

10.4 sat 18:00託児 / 10.5 sun 18:00託児
Duration: 60min

Spiral Hall

Concept and Performance: Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud
Performers: Elisa Yvelin, Ana Pi, Alex Mugler
DJ: Elijah & Skilliam (Butterz record, London, UK)
Prodcution: Vlovajob Pru 
Co-Organizer: Institut français du Japon
World Premiere: September, 2012 Lyon, France

WORKSHOP 10.2 thu 14:00〜17:00(¥3,000/Reservation required)
ARTISTS TALK 10.2 thu 19:00
venue: Espace images, Institut français Tokyo 託児
To violent but sensual electro sounds and relentless beats, the dancers spin like mad, shake their limbs like rubber bands to jump, and speed through the space as fast as skaters, sending the audience into wild excitement and ecstasy. For François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea, the discotheques they frequented since they were teens were the place where they refined their eyes for culture and fun. That’s where they found the inspiration for this piece, with cutting-edge dance music, super DJs, drag queens and eclectic styles of avant-garde dance. One must not dismiss it as just disco. Modern dance pioneers Loie Fuller and Isadora Duncan began their careers at popular music halls in the early 20th century. And this disco-born dance will certainly add to the discussion about changing the laws restricting dance clubs in Japan. (Shigeto Nuki, Dance Critic)

Concept: Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud
Performers: Élisa Yvelin, Alex Mugler, Ana Pi, Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud
DJs: Elijah & Skilliam (Butterz record, London, UK)

Lighting Creation: Dominique Palabaud, Jean-Marc Segalen, Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud
Lighting: Dominique Palabaud, Sindy Négoce
Stage Manager: Jean-Marc Segalen
Music Advisor: Miguel Cullen
Consultant Advisor: Alexandre Roccoli
Costumes: Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud

Produced by Vlovajob Pru
Coproduced 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 théâtre, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen/Basse- Normandie
Production funded by Arcadi, Chez Bushwick – NYC (development residence), FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation

With the support of la Ménagerie de Verre (Paris)
Vlovajob Pru is funded by DRAC Poitou-Charentes.

Co-organized by Institut français du Japon
With the support of Institut français
Under the auspices of Embassy of France/Institut français du Japon

François Chaignaud

Born in France, studied at the Conservatoire de Paris. Since 2003, François Chaignaud has danced pieces by such choreographers as Boris Charmatz, Emmanuelle Huynh and Gilles Jobin. He subsequently did performances and concerts at a host of unique venues, collaborating with legendary San Francisco drag queen Rumi Missabu, performer Benjamin Dukhan and cabaret artist Jerôme Marin. Also a historian, Chaignaud co-authored a book on feminism. He began working with Cecilia Bengolea in 2005, and together they won the Paris Critique Choreography Revelation Award in 2009.

Cecilia Bengolea

Born in Buenos Aires. After having learned jazz dance and classical ballet, Cecilia Bengolea did anthropological research on dance while studying philosophy and art history at University of Buenos Aires. She moved to Paris in 2001 and began working as dancer and choreographer for Claudia Triozzi, Alain Buffard, Mathilde Monnier, among others. She has also co-directed short films. Every summer in Buenos Aires she performs with visual artists and a gallery owner to present Art Slaves.