Our dream is to play – by heart – the entire body of Hildegard Von Bingen’s musical work, adapted and reinvented for voice and bandura. To exhibit the live music, as one might exhibit a manuscript or retable, thus in extenso, the duration of the playing of the 69 known pieces of the Celestial Harmonies. To accompany this music with a visual art work which would be immaterial, digital or luminous, the manifestation of the sculptural and visionary dimension of the performance, transforming it into a total event (visual, musical, choreographic).

Hildegard Von Bingen’s work seems both distant and legendary. Indissociable from the mental and perceptual universe of her time (the 12th century in the Rhine region), it evokes a vanished world, at once magical and inaccessible… At the same time, Hildegard is one of the rare women whose name has lived on through the centuries, as part of a history mostly written by men. Today her works on natural medicine have become bestsellers and her music is known by music lovers.

The coherence and force of her musical work, the enigmas that her life and era present to our contemporary world, the aura that surrounds her personality, all inspire us to imagine a piece at the crossroads of performance, exhibition, music and dance.

Conception and performance: François Chaignaud & Marie-Pierre Brébant
Based on Hildegard von Bingen’s musical works (1098-1179)
Musical adaptation: Marie-Pierre Brébant

Scenography: Arthur Hoffner
Light Creation: Philippe Gladieux, Anthony Merlaud
Sound design conception and installation: Christophe Hauser
Artistic collaboration: Sarah Chaumette
Costumes: Cédrick Debeuf, Loïs Heckendorn
Tattoos Creation: Loïs Heckendorn I Print Micka Arasco

Technical manager: Anthony Merlaud / François Boulet
Latin prosody: Angela Cossu
Administration/production: Garance Roggero, Jeanne Lefèvre, Clémentine Rougier, Léa Turner
Diffusion: Sarah de Ganck/ART HAPPENS

Vlovajob Pru is subsidised by the Ministère de la Culture (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes). François Chaignaud is associate artist at Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy.

Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, France – Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Belgium – PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany — centrechorégraphiquenationaldeCaenenNormandie,directionAlbanRICHARD/ Accueil-Studio/MinistèredelaCulture–BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Norway – Arsenal/Cité musicale, Metz, France – CN D Centre national de la danse, France – MC93 Mai- son de la Culture Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny, France — Les 2 Scènes, Scène nationale de Besançon, France — La Bâtie, Festi- val de Genève, Switzerland — TANDEM, Scène nationale, Arras-Douai, France — Festival Musica Strasbourg, France

Villa Noailles, Hyères, France – CN D Centre national de la danse (residency), Pantin, France – BoCA (Biennale of Contempora- ry Art), Porto, Portugal — La Métive lieu international de résidence de création artistique (residency), Moutier d’Ahun, France – FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon (residency), France —les Subsistances, Lyon (residency)

Lucie Jolivet, Lyubomyr Shevchuk, Catherine Schroeder, Léo Henry, Eugénie de Mey, Patricia Allio

Photo: Anna Van Waeg


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21 Symphonia Harmoniae Caelestium Revelationum – Théâtre, Orléans (FR)

16 Symphonia Harmoniae Caelestium Revelationum – Théâtre d’Orléans, Orléans (FR)

4 Symphonia Harmoniae Caelestium Revelationum – Points Communs, Cergy-Pontoise (FR)
5 Symphonia Harmoniae Caelestium Revelationum – Points Communs, Cergy-Pontoise (FR)

14 Symphonia Harmoniae Caelestium Revelationum – Fondation Cartier, Paris (FR)

20 Symphonia Harmoniae Caelestium Revelationum – Explore the North Festival, Leuwarden (NL)
23 Symphonia Harmoniae Caelestium Revelationum – De Harmonie, Leuwarden  (NL)
24 Symphonia Harmoniae Caelestium Revelationum – De Harmonie, Leuwarden  (NL)

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