Slow Show

Dimitri Chamblas

Dancers in the Parc des Ateliers, Luma Arles.

In 2022, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is presenting Slow Show,by Dimitri Chamblas, as part of its collaboration with the L.A. Dance Project and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.

Slow Show is an intensive and agitated dance whose visible repercussions are minimal, precise, concentrated. The performance is rooted in the principles of trance, exultation, telepathy, and unconscious memories, revealing its strength and through movements slowed to the extreme, almost imperceptible, almost invisible. The invisible is not emptiness, nor calm, nor absence. The subtlety of the movements doesn’t take away the intensity nor the exhaustion growing from a stretched time instead of a possible frenetic trance.

Each iteration of Slow Show is unique, featuring local dancers of all ages and backgrounds and answering to their immediate context, which is explored by Eddie Ruscha to create the sound waves made of samples, live electronics, real sounds, and guitar accompanying the bodies.

Photo: © Anne-Sylvie Bonnet

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Dimitri Chamblas

In 2023, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting Dimitri Chamblas for his creation takemehome and is presenting the piece in collaboration with NYU Skirball in New York.

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