Esch2022 - European Capital of Culture and Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean have invited artist and choreographer Cecilia Bengolea to create Deary Steel, a new body of work bringing together live dance performance, sculpture and video installation. Deary Steel will be premiered on the occasion of the Luxembourg Museum Days 2022, unfolding across two unique spaces: Socle C (the concrete foundations of former Blast Furnace C in the heart of Esch-Belval) and the Grand Hall of Mudam in Luxembourg City.
Inactive since the late 1990s, the three blast furnaces of the former Esch-Belval steel plant mark the landscape of the Red Earth region (or "Minett" in Luxembourgish) by their monumental functional and symbolic architecture where industrial knowledge and memories converge. With Deary Steel, Cecilia Bengolea explores ‘the roughness and strength of metal, the hardship of strikes, the mechanical choreography of industrial work and the beauty of dance...come together’.
Presented on 14 May at Socle C (concrete foundation of former Blast Furnace C) in Belval and on 15 May in the Grand Hall of Mudam, La Danse des Éléments is a performance exploring the social and material dimensions of the industrial era. In particular, it refers to danse libre (free dance), as practiced in the 1930s by a community of naturist dancers in Monte Verità, Switzerland, who sought to represent the harmony between nature and body. Inspired by this moment and its relevance to today, Bengolea studied the danse libre repertory, instructing dancers from the Jeune Ballet du Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon (CNSMD Lyon).
We would be delighted to welcome you on Saturday 14 May and/or Sunday 15 May.
Entrada actualizada el el 12 may de 2022
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