Extra Ball in Paris

From 5 to 8 April 2018 the 10th Extra Ball Festival will take place at the Centre culturel suisse in Paris and the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers.

50 years after May 1968, these two hosts are bringing the creations of artists and thinkers together to revisit the liberal legacy of that protest movement and to construct structures for the future. With contributions from Roman Signer, Les Frères Chapuisat, Pamina de Coulon, Lancelot Hamelin & Duncan Evennou, Foofwa d’Imobilité, Kom.post, Thom Luz, Massicot, Gwenaël Morin, Martin Schick/Mirko Winkel/Nature.
The following is a selection focused on the performing arts:

Pamina de Coulon, «Gagner en ambition par goût du déluge», 5 April, 9:30 pm, CCSP
Fans of the Extra Ball Festival encountered her «Fire of Emotions: The Abyss» in 2017. Starting from a desire to understand everything but also allowing herself to consider everything, she builds her research at the frontiers of science, inquiry and imagination, associating freely and using quotations to share the construction of thought, based on the «de-hierarchy of knowledge».

Thom Luz, «Fog Factory», 5 and 6 april, 18:30 pm, CCSP
The director Thom Luz is a specialist in things that disappear: time, feelings, memories. For the CCS’s large showroom, he offers an installation made of fog, lights and sounds drawn from his current work, «Girl from the Fog Machine Factory». A durational performance, inviting the public to come as they are and stay as long as they wish.

Foofwa d’Imobilité, «Dancewalk-Mai 2068», 7 April, 1 pm, CCSP
Foofwa d’Imobilité, accompanied by young dancers, participants introduced to the Dancewalk during two workshops and members of the public strolling by, invites all audiences to a dancewalk: a dance of more than 12 km during which poems and slogans are declaimed. It starts at the Centre culturel suisse and ends at the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers. Spectators are invited to join in throughout this course which will be filmed and broadcast on the web.

Martin Schick/Mirko Winkel, «Nature Politics», 8 April, 5 pm, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
Conceived by choreographers and performers Martin Schick and Mirko Winkel as artist in residence on an island in Lake Michigan, «Nature Politics» is an interactive performance conference. Militantly addressing the need for a new approach to our relationship with the environment, the two artists have implemented something akin to a parliament which addresses ethical, moral and egalitarian issues relating to nature.

The full programme is published on
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