“We fantasize about
the future creatures that this
explorer and discoverer
will reveal, teleporting across
time and cultures. ”
— Le Monde, 2018
Straddling genres, genders, boundaries, and eras, Дyми Moï (pronounced Dumy Moyi) is an astonishing and intimate solo performance that breaks down the rituals of Western theater. François Chaignaud blends ritualistic and mystical songs and dances that simultaneously suggest styles from India, Ukraine, the Philippines, or Sephardic cultures without explicitly referencing them.
Known for his body of work that weaves together high and low culture, as well as his versatility in disciplines of dance spanning traditional ballet to hip hop and Jamaican dub, Chaignaud brings his signature approach to Дyми Moï. Using monumental costumes, he merges the divine with the burlesque in a sinuous mix of dance and song.
Free; $15 suggested donation
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Design and performance: François Chaignaud
Costumes: Romain Brau
Lights conception: Philippe Gladieux
Technical manager: Anthony Merlaud
Music advisor: Jérôme Marin
Soundtracks recording: Antoine Bernollin
Sound mix: Jean-Michel Olivares
Administration/production: Barbara Coffy, Jeanne Lefèvre, Clémentine Rougier
Diffusion: Sarah de Ganck/ART HAPPENS
Thanks to: Viktor Ruban, Cecilia Bengolea, Christelle Hano, Phlippe Laboual, Philippe Blanc, Pascal Quéneau.
Production: Vlovajob Pru
Vlovajob Pru is subsidised by The French Ministry of Culture (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes). Vlovajob Pru receives the support of the French Institute for its projects abroad.
Co-production: Festival Montpellier Danse 2013, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Centre développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées, Gessnerallee Zurich, deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus (Antwerp), Ménagerie de Verre (Paris)
Дyми Moï (clockwise) © Ilaria Scarpa, © Odile Bernard Schröder, © Odile Bernard Schröder
François Chaignaud © Didier Olivré