François Chaignaud / Cecilia Bengolea Sylphides
With their acting background, choreographers Bengolea and Chaignaud are as interested in academic techniques as they are in more colloquial bodily expressions, such as street dances. In Sylphides, they are literally entrapped in latex bags, forcing them on the verge of breathlessness. The work follows these immaterial beings in a movement from lethargy to rebirth.
Design, Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud
Light, Erik Houllier
Stylism, Sothean Nhieim
Collaboration dramaturgy, Berno Odo Polzer
With Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud, Chiara Gallerani, Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Production VLOVAJOB PRU
Coproduction Quartz - National scene of Brest; The Whiting - National scene of Marseilles; National Choreographic center from Franche-Comté to Belfort; National Choreographic center Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon; The Menagerie de Verre (Paris) (within the framework of Studiolab); Theatre of the Factory (Geneva);
Coréalisation Live performances - Centre Pompidou (Paris); Festival d'Automne à Paris
With the assistance of the engineering team of Quartz
Thanks with Donatien Veismann (for photography), Maud Pladec, Emma Kim Haghdal, Alex Jenkins
VLOVAJOB PRU is subsidized by the DRAC Poitou-Charentes and receives the assistance of the French Institute for its projects abroad.
Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud are Associated Artists with the Menagerie de Verre (Paris).
With the support of Adami
Premiered at the Quartz - Festival Antipodes' 09 on February 24, 2009
A programme of “free dances” of François Malkovsky by François Chaignaud, Cecilia Bengolea and three other dancers will be presented Saturday September 17 with the Kitchen garden of the King (Balbi Park, Versailles), within the framework of the Plastique festival Dances Flora (www.plastiquedanseflore.com).