Chesterfield is a discipline that wants to be read.

It results from applying a collection of leather manipulation techniques to bodies and wares and it develops a maze of signs where dance tends towards the infinitely soft, infused with irreverence and affection.

Using poetry as a choreographic device, Chesterfield proposes a fluctuating chain of correspondences between movements, sounds, bodies, books, fabrics and light. At the crossroads between the syntax of dance, the music of movement and bodies in verse, Chesterfield is a patchwork poem woven with threads of leather and composed with a sensuous cadence.

 At the Volkskundemuseum in December, bookworms will crawl into thin air and turn into fireflies.

credits:

Performance: Mark Lorimer, Quim Pujol, Cécile Tonizzo, Alix Eynaudi, Charlotte Nagel
Costume design: An Breugelmans
Leather collages: Cécile Tonizzo
Light design: Bruno Pocheron
Thanks to Alessio Scandale, Jean-Luc Plouvier, Elton Petri, Jacopo Lanteri, Clémentine Caudron, Hiros Production, Marie Christine Baratta, Frederic Danos, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Koen Jansen, Bram Coeman, Lise Lendais, Annegret Schalke
Production and small hands Sarah Blumenfeld for boîte de production – Verein für zeitgenössischen Tanz und zeitgenössische
Administration Smart – Das Büro für KünstlerInnen und Kreative

Fanzine Alix Eynaudi and Quim Pujol
Design Fanzine Maria Pita Guerreiro and Deborah Janssen
With the help of Michael Zellinger and Yves Mettler

Coproduction Alix Eynaudi with brut Wien, danceWEB through Life Long Burning and BUDA Kunstencentrum. In cooperation with Tanzquartier Wien, – La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie (prêt d’espaces de travail), Volkskundemuseum Wien. With the support of Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, des BKA Bundeskanzerlamt Kunst und Kultur, Culture Programme of the European Union, Kulturabteilung 8. Bezirk, Josefstadt, Wien.