DUMY MOYI (2013)

I am dreaming of this piece as a remedy. A remedy from the rituals of Western theatre, its frontality, its strict temporality, its relationship to power. Therefore, we will be performing within a closed space, without wings or sets. Close to one another. Limited in number. All on the same level, no risers, no fourth wall. Withinthese conditions, one can choose one’s own viewing hour, as the show will take place several times per day – like a movie theatre schedule or street theatre performance loop. We will take advantage of this intimacy, of this proximity, of this enclosure

to enjoy a spectrum of delicacies and outrageous acts. This would feel a little like the style of theyyam dances in Malabar, where the dancers, in wondrous, monumental costumes transform into gods and are also brought closer to the men and women gathered to watch and solicit them.

Driven by the bewitching rhythms of Ukrainian, Philippine, or Sephardic music, I imagine this multi-lingual recital captured within a costume-sculpture by Romain Brau as a sinuous mix of dance, of song…and of liquors.

— François Chaignaud

Conception – performance: François Chaignaud
Costume design: Romain Brau
Lighting design: Philippe Gladieux
Technical director: Anthony Merlaud
Music advisor: Jérôme Marin
Vocal adaptation & coach: Antoine Bernollin
Sound mix: Jean-Michel Olivares
Administration/production: Garance Roggero, Jeanne Lefèvre, Léa Le Pichon
Internationale diffusion : A propic

Viktor Ruban, Cecilia Bengolea, Christelle Hano, Philippe Laboual, Philippe Blanc, Pascal Quéneau.

PRODUCTION: Mandorle productions
Mandorle productions is subsidised by the ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) and the Conseil Régional Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Mandorle productions receives the support of the French Institute for its projects abroad.

Festival Montpellier Danse 2013, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées, Gessnerallee – Zürich, deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus – Anvers, Ménagerie de verre (Studiolab) Paris

under construction

February 2022
21 Dumy Moyi – Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris (FR)

April 2022
4 Dumy Moyi – Mimos, Périgueux (FR)
5 Dumy Moyi – Mimos, Périgueux (FR)

December 2022
10 Dumy Moyi – L’avant Scene, Cognac (FR)

March 2021
10 Dumy Moyi – Bonlieu Scène Nationale, Annecy (FR)

September 2021
3 Dumy Moyi – Shorttheater, Roma (IT)
4 Dumy Moyi – Shorttheater, Roma (IT)

Photo by: Iliaria Scarpa

For more information, presmap, riders and financial conditions please contact Line Rousseau or Marion Gauvent