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Straddling genres, genders, boundaries, and eras, Дyми Moï (Dumy Moyi) is an astonishing and intimate solo performance that breaks down the rituals of Western theater. François Chaignaud blends ritualistic and mystical songs and dances that simultaniously suggest styles from India, the Ukraine, the Philippines, or Sephardic cultures without explicitly referencing them.

Known for his body of work that weaves together high and low culture, as well as his versatility in disciplines of dance spanning traditional ballet to hip hop and Jamaican dub, Chaignaud brings his signature approach to Дyми Moï. Using monumental costumes, he merges the divine with the burlesque in a sinuous mix of dance and song.

Дyми Moï is presented as part of Crossing the Line Festival, produced by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).

Design and performance: François Chaignaud
Costumes: Romain Brau
Lights conception: Philippe Gladieux
Technical manager: Anthony Merlaud
Music advisor: Jérôme Marin
Soundtracks recording: Antoine Bernollin
Sound mix: Jean-Michel Olivares
Administration/production: Barbara Coffy, Jeanne Lefèvre, Clémentine Rougier
Diffusion: Sarah de Ganck/ART HAPPENS

Special thanks to Viktor Ruban, Cecilia Bengolea, Christelle Hano, Phlippe Laboual, Philippe Blanc, Pascal Quéneau.

Production: Vlovajob Pru

Vlovajob Pru is subsidised by The French Ministry of Culture (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes). Vlovajob Pru receives the support of the French Institute for its projects abroad.

Co-production: Festival Montpellier Danse 2013, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Centre développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées, Gessnerallee Zurich, deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus (Antwerp), Ménagerie de Verre (Paris).

Photo by Ilaria Scarpa




About François Chaignaud

Born in Rennes, François Chaignaud studied dance from the age of six. He earned a diploma in 2003 from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Paris and has worked with choreographers, such as Boris Charmatz and Emmanuelle Huynh. In his performances, dance and singing intersect in a wide variety of environments and at the meeting points of many inspirations. Also a historian, Chaignaud has published L’Affaire Berger-Levrault: le féminisme à l’épreuve (1898–1905). He collaborated with legendary drag queen Rumi Missabu of the Cockettes, cabaret performer Jérôme Marin (Sous l’ombrelle, 2011), artist Marie-Caroline Hominal (Duchesses, 2009), visual artist Théo Mercier (Radio Vinci Park, 2016), photographer Donatien Veismann, and artist César Vayssié. His piece Romances inciertos: un autre Orlando, created with artist Nino Laisné, was presented at the 2018 Festival d’Avignon. His research into Christian song repertoire as well as Hildegard von Bingen pieces came to fruition with the premiere of Symphonia Harmoniæ Cælesitum Revelationum, in May 2019 at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels. Along with his close collaborator Cecilia Bengolea, Chaignaud is an associate artist at Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy.

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