Tânia Carvalho
François Chaignaud Doesdicon / Blasons


In contrast to any normative approach to the body and movement, Tânia Carvalho and François Chaignaud invite us, in the pieces they have devised with Dançando com a Diferença, to discover the emancipatory, creative power of dance.

What can a dancing body do? What does it do to he or she who is dancing, or to those watching? Since 2001, under the artistic direction of Henrique Amodeo, the Dançando com a Diferença company has been exploring the practice of inclusive dance. It invites choreographers to work with the troupe in order to collectively invent an array of different ways of dancing, and which investigate the codes at work in dance in order to reassess and renew them. Doesdicon was first performed in 2017 by Tânia Carvalho, for eight dancers. Similar to a study, of the kind used in drawing, the object of the piece is that of movement: rhythm, extension, fixity, and liberation. As a prelude to Doesdicon, François Chaignaud proposes us a new work, Blasons, a short piece inspired by a poetic practice dating from the XVIth century. This practice looks into the modalities of our relationship with our body, and in which the observer is not necessarily he or she we think they might be. On the 15th October, the evening continues with a post-show concert by the artistic duo « Papillon d’éternité », comprised of Tânia Carvalho and Matthieu Ehrlacher.