Dimitri Chamblas with Kim Gordon
Past event


A work for nine dancers, five electric guitars, and five amplifiers, takemehome is the latest creation of Dimitri Chamblas and Kim Gordon that takes shape under a luminous zeppelin where silhouettes emerge and disappear. These shadows are the forgotten ones of the great metropolises: prisoners, elders, unproductive ghosts, the neglected, the indecisive. Rendered visible in this device, itself ready to disappear, and embodied by dancers with precise movements, they wander, hesitate, or suddenly assert a vital impulse, display an attempt, repeat it, share it. In these emergences, in this collective isolation, telepathy and intuition maintain communication. Between the lines, under your skin, the driving force of the future and of the living continues to circulate and resist.


Please note: takemehome contains loud sounds.

Charleroi danse - Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles; Montpellier Danse as part of the residency at the Agora, cité internationale de la danse, with the support of the BNP Paribas Foundation; Liquid Music Minneapolis; The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance California Institute of the Arts. A part of Albertine Dance Season with the support of Villa Albertine. With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels  

Studio Dimitri Chamblas is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture — Direction Générale de la Création Artistique and the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Occitanie.

about the artists

Dimitri Chamblas

Over the course of his career, Dimitri Chamblas has collaborated with William Forsythe, Emmanuelle Huynh, Benjamin Millepied, Mathilde Monnier, and Boris Charmatz. He and Charmatz created À bras-le-corps, a duo which entered the Paris Opéra ballet repertory in 2018. In 2014, he was appointed the artistic director of the 3e Scène at Opéra national de Paris. But in 2018, he settled in Los Angeles, having joined CalArts as dean of the School of Dance, where he continues to teach. His recent projects include a duet with artist Kim Gordon; Slow Show, a 50-performer show that creates ephemeral communities in each city in which it is presented; the direction of Crowd Out, an opera for 1,000 voices by David Lang; and diverse partnerships with the aim of bringing dance to inmates inside prisons. His work has been presented in London, Paris, Los Angeles, and New York. Currently, Dimitri continues his efforts to bring dance into unconventional stages and explore collaborations between dance and other artistic fields through experimental pedagogy and social engagement.



Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon is a visual artist, writer, actor, and a founding member of the post-punk experimental rock band Sonic Youth. Founded in the early ’80s, Sonic Youth was one of the most iconic and influential alternative rock groups. In 2012, Gordon formed Body/Head with Bill Nace, releasing their debut album Coming Apart in 2013 and their second studio album, The Switch, in 2018. She released her first solo album, No Home Record, in 2019. As a visual artist, Gordon has shown work the world over, including the solo exhibition She Bites Her Tender Mind at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) in Dublin and Lo-Fi Glamour at Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania. She is the author of the best-selling memoir, Girl in a Band, and 2020’s No Icon. Gordon also co-edited a book of essays on music with Irish writer Sinéad Gleeson, This Woman’s Work, which published in May 2022. Over the past few years, she has performed in a music/dance duet with Dimitri Chamblas in places such as The Louvre and The American Center in Paris.

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cast & creative team

Choreography by Dimitri Chamblas

Music by Kim Gordon

Production and Distribution: Studio Dimitri Chamblas