Musée d'Orsay: Olivier Dubois and Germaine Acogny - My Black Chosen One

Olivier Dubois and Germaine Acogny - My Black Chosen One

Germaine Acogny© François Stemmer
For the exhibition Black models: from Géricault to Matisse, the Musée d’Orsay has invited the choreographer Olivier Dubois and the dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny, an iconic figure in the African dance scene, to perform this visceral production inspired by the history of sub-Saharan Africa.

23 - 24 May 2019
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Rates

Full rate: €25
Concessions: €19
Young person and solidarity rate: €8

My Black Chosen One – Rite#2

As the second chapter in the series Rite(s) of Spring written and choreographed by Olivier Dubois, My Black Chosen One – Rite#2 can be understood as a tribute and gift to Germaine Acogny. Accompanied by Stravinsky’s tempestuous score, the Senegalese princess lets herself be imprisoned to evoke the blood of the oppressed: the caged beast that colonisers sought. But this chosen one does not give in: she still moves. And she moves energetically!

Choreography: Olivier Dubois
Solo performance created by Germaine Acogny

Preceded by

To Our Fauns

Cyril Accorsi and Olivier Dubois
A variation on The Afternoon of a Faun by Vaslav Nijinski and Dominique Brun
Two dancers, two different personalities simultaneously perform the same play: The Afternoon of a Faun, choreographed by Nijinski in 1912.
The rhythm is the same and the sequence of movements identical, yet each body stands out through its own breathing and unique rendition.

Choreography: Vaslav Nijinski and Dominique Brun
Performance: Cyril Accorsi and Olivier Dubois

 
Thu 23 May 2019 - 20h00
Fri 24 May 2019 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

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