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aymeric hainaux & françois chaignaud

Premieres from October 11th to 14th and from October 20th to 22th 2023 at the MC93 as part of the Festival d’Automne à Paris

it is a kind of flute for children,
it’s a doggerel,
it’s a Louis d’or coin marked with the value 2,
it’s a military headgear,
and it is also a pastry (a cream roll).

© Thibault Manuel

« The place like an arena. The moment as the veritable ground of a free act. Two bodies, masked, martial, unrecognizable, proud, pared down, and rattling. Microphones, loudspeakers, risers, bells, shoes. A ritual, presentations, a confrontation, a knot, a denouement. A total saturation of frequencies and muscles: a therapy through excess. BODIES and SOUNDS torn between the melancholy of vanished rituals and the aggressiveness of current events. LIPS and HEELS in search of a forgotten code. BEATBOX and PERCUSSION in a duel, gracious and enduring: a wall, a halo, an ancient world lost in the face of toxic perspiration, buried in the two fighters. Search for a personal expansion, a harmony, a love. »

François Chaignaud and Aymeric Hainaux

© Thibault Manuel


Aymeric Hainaux
concept and beatbox
François Chaignaud
concept and choreography
Sarah Chaumette
artistic collaboration
Sari Brunel
Marinette Buchy
light conception
Marinette Buchy, Anthony Merlaud
technical manager
Jean-Louis Waflart, Patrick Faubert
sound operator
co-production & production

& production


MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Charleroi danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles, Maison de la Danse, Lyon – Pôle européen de création, Festival Next, Theater Rotterdam, Triennale di Milano, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen Hannover, Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy

mandorle productions

Mandorle productions is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) and the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. François Chaignaud is an artist associated with Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy and Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse.


Espace Pasolini/Laboratoire artistique Valenciennes, La Villette, Paris – Initiatives d’Artistes, Malraux, scène nationale de Chambéry Savoie, Les Aires – Théâtre de Die et du Diois, scènes conventionnées d’intérêt national – « Art en territoire »