Monuments in motion - The great Ghosts by Yoann Bourgeois

2018 • 53' • Live concert

Poster of Monuments in motion - The great Ghosts by Yoann Bourgeois

Director(s): Louise Narboni • Producer(s): Les Films Jack Fébus • Coproducer(s): France Télévisions, Culturebox, M_Media, Mezzo, Centre des mouvements nationaux, SVT • Format(s): 4K - HD • Codec: PRORES 422 HQ 25P

The Great Ghosts by Yoann Bourgeois

Adapted from “The Mechanics of History, an attempt to approach a point of suspension”

A living exhibition at the Pantheon.

On the occasion of the 3rd “Monuments in Movement” season, Yoann Bourgeois enters the Pantheon!

Fixed to the highest point of the Pantheon dome, Foucault’s famous pendulum provides the medium for a choreographic creation around movement and balance.

Using four forms of spectacular apparatus – trampoline, turntable, precarious balancing and her famous “Seesaw of Levity”, now installed in the monument – the dancer-acrobats, Foucault’s pendulum and the audience are the actors in a totally original ambulatory show.

Creation, staging and scenography: Yoann Bourgeois

Costumes: Sigolène Petey


Prologue: Yurié Tsugawa

Inertia: Elise Legros & Jean-Yves Phuong

Trajectory: Sonia Delbost-Henry

Balance: Estelle Clément-Béalem & Raphaël Defour

Energy: Yoann Bourgeois, Damien Droin, Emilien Janneteau, Lucas Struna

Music: Franz Schubert

CCN2 – Grenoble National Choreography Center

This film won Best Live Performance Capture at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and "Best Film" at the Dance Screen initiated and organised by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre.

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