Centriphery in Avignon: Chapter 3 / July 2022

This time, we had the whole access to La Ludothèque, making it our headquarter. Balkis had asked for both time alone (to write down the choreography) and time together with the dancers. New few people came to this “dance open studio”: Rani, from Pakistan; Celeste, from South America… Flore Olivieri from La Cité de l’Emploi…

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Centriphery in Avignon: Chapter 2 / June 2022

The second residency and workshops took place from June 13 to 17, 2022. On the first day, we went to pick-up wood pallets in two locations that had accepted to give us some: Trévie / MIN and a local private company. These were for Giacomo Mezzadri. His initial plan was to order some steel structures…

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Centriphery in Avignon: Chapter 1 / April 2022

In the frame of the Centriphery project, four European artists were hosted between April and July 2022 for a 3-steps residency in Avignon’s neighborhood of Saint-Chamand. The final purpose was to create a participative performance that would take place during the Festival d’Avignon, as part of La Manufacture’s program. The challenge was to propose something…

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Centriphery in Avignon: Celebration pre-construction

The curtains of the balconies of Saint Chamand, blown by the Mediterranean mistral, lead five artists from Europe – two architects, a visual artist, a choreographer and a poet/musician – to meet those who live there. Behind the doors and windows, behind the faces, what is the smell of food cooking, what are the words…

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