On the occasion of François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea’s performances at Dia:Beacon, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy will host a conversation with the Paris-based choreographers and Dia associate curator Kelly Kivland.
Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:30 pm
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue
New York City
Free; no reservations required.
For more information, visit www.frenchculture.org.
Cecilia Bengolea was born in Buenos Aires in 1979. She lives and works in Paris.
François Chaignaud was born in Rennes, France, in 1983. He lives and works in Paris.
Chaignaud and Bengolea have been collaborating since 2004. Their work has been presented at the Festival d’Avignon, Tanz im August in Berlin, Festival Montpellier Danse, Tate Modern and Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, Lyon Biennial, Abrons Art Center and the Kitchen in New York, Centre Pompidou and Festival d’Automne in Paris, and Impulstanz in Vienna. In 2014 they received the Young Artist Prize at the Gwangju Biennial in Korea, and in 2009 they received the Prix de la révélation chorégraphique from the Syndicat de la critique in Paris. Their choreographed work includes Pâquerette (2005–08), Sylphides (2009), Castor et Pollux (2010), (M)IMOSA (cowritten and performed with Trajal Harrell and Marlene Monteiro Freitas; 2011), altered natives’ Say Yes to Another Excess – TWERK (2012), Dub Love (2014), and DFS – CREATION (2016). In recent years, they have realized commissions with the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon (HOW SLOW THE WIND, 2014), Ballet de Lorraine (DEVOTED, 2015), and TanzTheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (The Lighters – Dancehall Polyphony, 2015).