Fanny de Chaillé
& Christophe Ives

Camping Workshop

14 > 18.06.21

CN D Pantin

Alongside her university research on sound poetry, Fanny de Chaillé works with choreographers and directors such as Rachid Ouramdane, Emmanuelle Huynh, Alain Buffard and Gwenaël Morin. Since 1998, she has created installations, performances and stage pieces. In 2013, she was invited to participate in the Centre Pompidou’s Nouveau Festival, for which she devised La Clairière with scenographer Nadia Lauro. She created LE GROUPE in 2014, CHUT in 2015, LES GRANDS in 2017, DÉSORDRE DU DISCOURS after Michel Foucault’s L’Ordre du discoursin 2019, and LE CHŒUR (Talents ADAMI Théâtre) in 2020 as part of the Autumn Festival in Paris. Fanny de Chaillé is an associate artist at Malraux – Scène nationale de Chambéry. She was associated with the CN D in Lyon from 2018 to 2020 where she proposed “study days” for the artistic community.

Christophe Ives graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse in Paris. His career as a dancer-performer began in 1997. He has worked with Joanne Leighton, Daniel Larrieu, Fanny de Chaillé, Martine Pisani, Alain Buffard, Herman Diephuis, Boris Charmatz, Vera Mantero, Christian Rizzo, Emmanuelle Hyunh, Ulla Von Brandenberg, Marlène Saldana & Jonathan Drillet, and Anne-Sophie Turion & Jeanne Moynot. Since 2017, he has assisted Fanny de Chaillé on LES GRANDS and LE CHŒUR. In 2019, he was in charge of the artistic coordination of Boris Charmatz’s Salle de Chauffe, as part of the ON DANSE ? exhibition at the Mucem in Marseille.

Fanny de Chaillé and Christophe Ives propose a research project on the figure of the chorus. They work on the choral form as a polymorphic collective identity in order to break with the singular identity of a protagonist defined by their name. They study the emotional voice of the chorus, and the metric cadence of the vocal and gestural flow that this form allows, playing on the multiplicity of forms of address it can generate. This choral voice, considered as a monologue with several voices, is placed in a complex position between the authority of the actor as a speaker and the social position of the audience.