The show “Take Me Home,” set to be presented in San Francisco on November 11, is a unique collaboration between French choreographer Dimitri Chamblas and musician Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth. The production is a reflection of the nocturnal experiences of Chamblas during his nightly drives back from a high-security prison outside Hollywood, where he teaches. In Los Angeles, like many major cities worldwide, pedestrian traffic has been eliminated, resulting in a hidden world of shadows and silhouettes on the dimly lit streets. Chamblas draws inspiration from these absences, crafting an imaginative realm of human forms, presenting new fictions that explore themes of fear and the fear of the other in this less glamorous side of Hollywood.
‘Take Me Home’ unites nine dancers from diverse corners of the globe, engaging in a profound dialogue initiated by the visionary Kim Gordon. The production benefits from the expertise of lighting designer Yves Godin. Notably, the choreography values the talents and abilities of the performers over a predetermined composition, fostering a range of movements and expressions that span the spectrum from silence to excess. The show ultimately evolves into an ode to the overlooked shadows of major metropolises, highlighting the beauty that emerges from the darkness.
Kim Gordon’s musical score complements the performers’ vitality, as they fearlessly embrace feedback and disappearing acts to create a community that resists before vanishing into another realm.
Dimitri Chamblas, with a background in dance and an impressive career collaborating with renowned choreographers, including William Forsythe, Emmanuelle Huynh, Benjamin Millepied, Mathilde Monnier, and Boris Charmatz. His partnership with Boris Charmatz resulted in the creation of the acclaimed duo “À bras-le-corps,” which became part of the Paris Opéra ballet repertory in 2018. In 2014, he assumed the role of Artistic Director of the 3e Scène at Opéra national de Paris and currently serves as the Dean of the School of Dance at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. His diverse projects have been showcased at prestigious venues worldwide.
Kim Gordon, a multifaceted artist and founding member of Sonic Youth, has made significant contributions to the world of music and art. She has also delved into writing and visual art, showcasing her work at various global exhibitions.
“Take Me Home” promises to be a captivating and thought-provoking performance that explores the hidden and forgotten aspects of urban life and human existence through dance and music. Take me Home is part of Villa Albertine Dance Season 2023
Date: November 11, 2023 at 7:30pm
Address: Fort Mason – The Cowell Theater at Pier 2 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco
Tickets, click here 25$ / 20$ student rate
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