François Chaignaud, graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse (CNSM) in Paris (2002). Since then he has collaborated as a dancer with various choreographers such as Boris Chamartz, Emmanuelle Huynh, Gilles Jobin, Tiago Guedes, Alain Buffard, Dominique Brun… Since 2004 he has shown several performances and concerts, among others :He’s one that goes To sea for nothing but to make him sick (2005), Aussi bien que ton coeur, ouvre-moi les genoux (2008). He’s involved in many collaborations, a.o. with swiss artist Marie Caroline Hominal (Duchesses (2009), with french model Benjamin Dukhan, with cabaret artist Jérôme Marin (Sous l’ombrelle (2011)) or with american legendary drag queen Rumi Missabu from the Cockettes (based in San Francisco) Since 2005, he has collaborated with Cecilia Bengolea. Together they created Paquerette, Sylphides, Castor & Pollux, Danses Libres, (M)imosa (in collaboration with Trajal Harrell and Marlene Monteiro Freitas) and ‘altered natives Say Yes To another Excess – TWERK. Their pieces have received Critique Awards and are all curently touring internationally. He is currently working on a solo that will be premiered at Montpellier Danse Festival. In addition, he is active as an academic historian and has recently published a book about French early feminism (L’Affaire Berger-Levrault – les féminismes à l’épreuve, PUR, Rennes, 2009
Marie-Caroline Hominal received a dance training at Schweizerische Ballettberufschule in Zürich and at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, where she joined for 1 year the National Youth Dance Company. Her choreographic works, mainly solos or duos, are: the tryptique; “Fly Girl“ (2008), “Yaksu Exit Number 9“ (2010) & “Voice Over“ (2011). “BAT “(2012). The performances “Patricia poses by the pop machine“ (2011), “ Cindy punch pop acid“ (2011) & “In bed with MadMoiselle“ (2013). Besides, Marie-Caroline Hominal regularly collaborates with other artists like François Chaignaud (Duchesses, 2009), Clive Jenkins (Opus 69, 2009), Cristian Vogel (music video 1968 Holes), Kim Boninsegni (4 Strobs, Some wax, Screwed up timeline, Glitter, Two voices, One dance, All in one, 2010) and recently with her brother the visual artist David Hominal for the performance (Two birds at swim, at birds two swim, at two birds swim, 2012). Under the name MCH, she has made videos that were shown in numerous festivals in Europe and USA. Since 1998 she has been performing with choreographers and companies such as the Tanztheater Basel, Blanca Li, Gisèle Vienne, Gilles Jobin, La Ribot, Marco Berrettini. She was also guest performer for Human Writes from William Forsyth and B.O.B from Dick Wong.