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 
In collaboration with Mark Lorimer, Quim Pujol, Cécile TonizzoAn Breugelmans, Bruno Pocheron 
Thanks to Alessio Scandale, Jean-Luc Plouvier, Olivier Renouf, Elton Petri, Jacopo Lanteri, Clémentine Caudron, Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson, Margaret Gatty, Margaret Hamilton, Hiros Production, Marie Christine Baratta 
Production Sarah Blumenfeld for boîte de production – Verein für zeitgenössischen Tanz und zeitgenössische Installationen
Administration Smart – Das Büro für KünstlerInnen und Kreative 

Coproduction Alix Eynaudi with brut Wien, danceWEB through Life Life Long Burning and BUDA Kunstencentrum. 
In cooperation with Tanzquartier Wien, CDC Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse, Volkskundemuseum Wien. 
With the support of Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, des BKA Bundeskanzerlamt Kunst und Kultur, und des Kulturprogramms der Europäischen Union.

PREMIERE Co-production

01.12.17 - 03.12.17

Volkskundemuseum, Vienna (AT)

supported/organized by Danceweb