Faced with a world in crisis, where suspicions of its impending collapse spread through an endless digital stream, the duo comprised of Cécile di Giovanni & Mathilde Fernandez questions the meaning of togetherness in our contemporary context. They are exploring the capacity of bodies to unite around modern rituals: those that unveil and accompany the dissolution of one society, the emergence of a new one, and the uncomfortable, transitional state that lies between the two. The duo guides us through performances featuring a series of original rites designed to expiate, purify, and soothe the powerful emotions that grip our minds, projecting them into an uncertain future.
Curated by Vittoria Matarrese.
ENSEMBLE, LOST CHILDREN
(NOV. 2019, PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS, FRANCE)
This performance opens with the question of youth… games, choirs, yells and other musical experiments mingle in an immersive installation. Between behavioral upsets and vocal (dis)harmony, childhood is being reinvented in an identity that is at once hybrid, disturbing and utterly powerful.
With: Natàlia Assis, Victor Campillo, Samuel Cordat, Cécile di Giovanni, Mathilde Fernandez, Jerôme Grivel, Groupe Vengeance (Julie Meilleur - Joy Charpentier - Audrey Jésus - Sophia el Mokhtar - Kerya In), Claudia Maté
and the Beaugrenelle choir.
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ENSEMBLE, SURVIVE NOW
(DEC. 2019, PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS, FRANCE)
As a celebration, a performance devoted to fire will deal with hope and renewal. From the bonfires on Saint John’s Eve to the renaissance of the phoenix, without forgetting fires of joy, this vital element in rites of passage from one age to another, and also gatherings, means being able to break free from the past and raise a torch towards the future, no matter how uncertain it might be.
With: Martin Campillo, Paris Cheerleaders, Nicolas Dau, Natália de Assis, Cécile di Giovanni, Mathilde Fernandez, Givaudan, Myrtille Hetzel, Jardin and Josep Maynou, Kerya In. With the support of: C2NRBC (La cellule nationale nucléaire radiologique biologique chimique), unité spécialisée de la Gendarmerie Nationale, Givaudan, Les Joyeux Recycleurs, Marine Serre.
Photo credits: Palais de Tokyo, Hugo Cesto, Ambroise Bérichon.