Photo : Paul Fogiel

Body Memories

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at La grande Rotonde at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Performance by Chloé Bensahel in collaboration with Althea Dance Company

Body Memories is an interactive performance, extension of the artist’s 2021 work “Body Memory,” in partnership with Althea Dance Company, founded by Thea Bautista. Inspired by Bautista and Bensahel’s multi-cultural experiences marked by migration, Body Memories is a three-person dance piece that considers the coexistence of many narratives, cultures, and melodies within a single body, sometimes in frictional ways. Using conductive-yarn embroidery, each dancer can trigger sounds that vary according to the areas of the body touched. These gestures are connected to a computer system that spatializes the sounds. Visual and auditory narratives thus unfold, between bodies and continents.

This performance is availaible with an exhibition ticket. It will take place in the Grande Rotonde.

Artists : : Chloé Bensahel, Thea Bautista and Artémus Grolleau Birotteau