Composing Dance François Chaignaud

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The French performer and choreographer François Chaignaud has long turned to collaborations to fuel his unconventional work.

In April, he will reunite with Butoh master Akaji Maro for a revival of their Gold Shower – a work that gives free rein to their very different, yet equally flamboyant, stage personas – at Paris’s Théâtre de Chaillot. Alongside Aya Soejima’s interview with Maro for this issue of CN D Magazine, Chaignaud spoke about the process of making Gold Shower and his longstanding desire to “complicate” the notion of authorship in dance.

Gold Shower
Choreography Francois Chaignaud & Akaji Maro
du 12.04 au 15.04. 2023
Chaillot - Théâtre national de la danse, Paris