DANCE / JUNE 14 – 15 / 8PM / FRANCOIS CHAIGNAUD – CECILIA BENGOLEA / PÃ¢querette welcomes the audience into a deep appreciation and debate of the human condition: the dancers search for gratification, the audienceâ€™s sense of curiosity and the human bodiesâ€™ holes as connecting points to an exterior and lonely world. The dancers expand their subject through what they call â€œa reflection on the denial of the anus in danceâ€. By combining contemporary dance movements with the use of an exterior object, the piece looks into different dichotomies: exterior and interior, retention and liberation, pleasure and pain, body and space, limits and freedom. By approaching these dichotomies as parallelisms through movement and approximation, the artists investigate new possibilities for the queer body and its place in contemporary culture. [AndrÃ© von Ah]
FranÃ§ois Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea are young dancer-choreographers who have been working together since 2005. They have collaborated with Gilles Jobin, Mark Tomkins, Mathilde Monnier, and Boris Charmatz, among others. Their works show an appreciation for subversion as well as the exploration of the possibilities of the body and its significances.
”Ms. Bengolea, from Argentina, and Mr. Chaignaud, from France, have been working together since 2005. They are an inimitable pair, pinpointing an exhilarating place where fear meets bravery.[â€¦]â€œPÃ¢queretteâ€ is hardly erotic; itâ€™s more about sexual politics and levels of sensation. Ms. Bengolea and Mr. Chaignaud know how to get a viewerâ€™s attention, yet their cheeky style of shock shakes you up in the best sense. You walk through the world a little more aware of what it means to be alive. The metamorphosis, it seems, works two ways.”
Gia Kourlas, The New York Times
donation at the door: $10
limited seating. reservation required: simon [at] theinvisibledog [dot] org
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Mr Chaignaud and Ms Bengolea are in “residency” at Chez Buswish, with the support of FUSED (via NEFA).
The new work will premiere at the Lyon Biennale in Septembre 2012