about the artists
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 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.
cast & creative team
Choreography by Dimitri Chamblas
Music by Kim Gordon
Production and Distribution: Studio Dimitri Chamblas