PREMIERE Co-production "Chesterfield" by Alix Eynaudi

PREMIERE Co-production "Chesterfield" by Alix Eynaudi

Chesterfield is a discipline that wants to be read.

It results from applying a collection of leather manipulation techniques to bodies and wares. Interspersed with embossed masks, pyrographed buttons and linocuts on cowskin, Chesterfield develops a maze of signs where a group dance tends towards the infinitely soft, infused with irreverence and affection.

Using poetry as a choreographic device, Chesterfield proposes a fluctuating chain of correspondences between movements, sounds, bodies, books, fabrics and light. At the crossroads between the syntax of dance, the music of movement and bodies in verse, Chesterfield is a patchwork poem woven with threads of leather and composed with a sensuous cadence.

Inspired by the poetics of woman-made herbariums from the Victorian era, Chesterfield incorporates limbs flowing in space like ink on parchment and choreographies sprouting like burgeoning buds.

At the Volkskunden museum in December, bookworms will crawl into thin air and turn into fireflies.


A project by Alix Eynaudi
Performance: Alix Eynaudi, with Mark Lorimer, Quim Pujol, Cécile Tonizzo, Charlotte Nagel
Costume design: An Breugelmans
Leather collages: Cécile Tonizzo
Light design: Bruno Pocheron
Thanks to Alessio Scandale, Jean-Luc Plouvier, Elton Petri, Jacopo Lanteri, Clémentine Caudron, Hiros Production, Marie Christine Baratta, Frederic Danos, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Koen Jansen, Bram Coeman, Lise Lendais, Annegret Schalke
Production and small hands Sarah Blumenfeld for boîte de production – Verein für zeitgenössischen Tanz und zeitgenössische
Administration Smart – Das Büro für KünstlerInnen und Kreative

Fanzine Alix Eynaudi and Quim Pujol
Design Fanzine Maria Pita Guerreiro and Deborah Janssen
With the help of Christina Pallanch, Michael Zellinger and Yves Mettler


Coproduction Alix Eynaudi with brut Wien, danceWEB through Life Long Burning and BUDA Kunstencentrum. In cooperation with Tanzquartier Wien, – La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie (prêt d'espaces de travail), Volkskundemuseum Wien. With the support of Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, des BKA Bundeskanzerlamt Kunst und Kultur, Culture Programme of the European Union, Kulturabteilung 8. Bezirk, Josefstadt, Wien.

PREMIERE Co-production

01.12.17 - 03.12.17

Volkskundemuseum, Vienna (AT)

supported/organized by Danceweb