A black BMW 728 drives up, with the car stereo booming. The driver and the passenger get out of the car and position themselves opposite each other. Then they dance. Is it a rendezvous? Actually, César Vayssié is neither a dancer nor a performer but a film-maker. A collaborator of Boris Charmatz, he invites different performers to join him on the charming adventure of an improvised duet in COPROUDUCTION. On Thursday, Alix Eynaudi, and on Friday, François Chaignaud will engage with the “ignorant choreographer” and his particular way of handling the body and dance. The result is a shift in the meaning of professionality and amateurism: a physical argument for the concept of commitment – and a declaration of a love of dance in all its manifestations.
produces films and performances at the interface of visual art and dance. After his graduation in visual arts, he joined the Villa Médicis at the Académie de France à Rome as a film-maker and shot the experimental film Elvis de Médicis. In 2000, he worked with Philippe Quesne on a joint project and made the film Les Disparates with Boris Charmatz, with whom he also collaborated on the film Levée in 2013. In 2015, he developed the project The Sweetest Choice with François Chaignaud – a film/installation recording in Death Valley. Vayssié’s films have been shown e.g. at the Tate Modern in London, the Folkwang Museum in Essen, the MoMA in New York and at Centre Pompidou in Paris.
lives and works in Vienna. Trained at the Paris Opera, she worked at various ballet companies before she began her studies with P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. From 1996 she danced for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s company Rosas for a total of seven years. Since then, Alix Eynaudi has created works of her own, often with a markedly poetic touch, some in collaboration with Alice Chauchat, Agata Maszkiewicz and Mark Lorimer, who co-created the piece Monique with her, which was inspired by bondage. Alix Eynaudi has been touring with Exit, an artistic research project on sleep, developed in collaboration with Kris Verdonck since 2011. The world premiere of her homage to Viennese modernism, Edelweiß, took place at TQW in 2015. Her most recent work, Chesterfield, was shown at brut/Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art in 2017.
born in Rennes, graduated from the National Conservatory of Dance in Paris in 2003. He has been collaborating with Boris Charmatz, Emmanuelle Huynh, Trajal Harrell and Marlene Monteiro Freitas, among others. He founded the company Vlovajob Pru with Cecilia Bengolea in 2005. The two of them have shared a close working relationship ever since. They have co-created a great number of pieces and have performed in Vienna many times (most recently: DFS at ImPulsTanz, 2017). François Chaignaud is also a historian. In collaboration with Marie-Pierre Brébant he is currently researching early Christian songs by Hildegard von Bingen.
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