In 2023, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting Dimitri Chamblas for his creation takemehome and its presentation, in collaboration with NYU Skirball, as part of the Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival in New York.
A piece created by Dimitri Chamblas and Kim Gordon and performed by nine dancers, five electric guitars and five amplifiers, the creation takes shape under a luminous zeppelin where silhouettes emerge and disappear. These shadows are the forgotten ones of the great metropolises: prisoners, elders, unproductive ghosts, the neglected, the indecisive. Rendered visible in this device itself ready to disappear and embodied by dancers with precise movements, they wander, hesitate or suddenly assert a vital impulse, display an attempt, repeat it, share it. In these emergences, in this collective isolation, telepathy and intuition maintain communication. Between the lines, under the skin, the driving force of the future and of the living continues to circulate and resist.
Photo: © Josh Rose
About the artist
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.