When confronted by a world in crisis, in which suspicions of its collapse are spreading in an endless digital flow, the duo formed by Cécile di Giovanni & Mathilde Fernandez questions what being together (ensemble) means today. They are experimenting with the capacity of bodies to come together around contemporary rituals: those that reveal and accompany the vanishing of a society, the arrival of a new one and the transitional, uncomfortable state that occurs between the two. The duo takes us through performances on a series of original rites to expiate, purify and soothe the powerful emotions that grasp our minds, projecting them into a future in suspense.
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 la chorale Beaugrenelle.
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.