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Bernard-Henri Lévy and Adam Gopnik ONLINE EVENT City Lights, San Francisco, CA
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Bernard-Henri Lévy and Adam Gopnik ONLINE EVENT City Lights, San Francisco, CA
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Bernard-Henri Lévy and Adam Gopnik ONLINE EVENT City Lights, San Francisco, CA

Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud | ALTERED NATIVES' SAY YES TO ANOTHER EXCESS - TWERK at The Kitchen

Choreographer-dancers Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud continue their reflection on popular dance forms, drawing from extensive involvement in the dance-club scenes. In this new piece, five dancers share their choreographic backgrounds, ranging from Graham technique to house dancing to movement inspired by Grime, the electro music from London’s East End around which their latest exploration centers. Featuring DJs Elijah and Skilliam of the London label Butterz, the artists embark on a trans-genre journey, challenging the expressive, poetic and discursive powers of dance.


Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud founded the company Vlovajob Pru in 2008, which grew quickly after the premiere of their work Pâquerette. Five more pieces followed. Through these works Bengolea and Chaignaud have developed their primary themes: confronting dance with body modification mechanisms, engraving contemporary writing into a polyphonic dance history, investigating the erotic power of the public body, as well as locating identity and aesthetic urgency in urban dance forms. Each project has also been an opportunity to forge artistic collaborations with diverse personalities in France and abroad. The company has presented its work at the Avignon Festival, Paris Automne Festival, The Kitchen in New York, Impulstanz in Vienna, and at Tanz im August in Berlin, among others.


Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud
altered natives’ Say Yes to Another Excess – Twerk
(U.S. premiere)
May 35, SatMon, at 8pm
The Kitchen 
512 West 19th St.(bet. 10th & 11th Ave)

thekitchen.org

Tickets: $20


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