The Rehearsal, a (shady) dance
Alix Eynaudi will bring her practice into Jason Dodge’s exhibition, Cut a Door in the Wolf. Together with Mark Lorimer, Cécile Tonizzo, An Breugelmans, Hugo Le Brigand, the choreographer and dancer will rehearse within the exhibition space from 18 through 21 January 2022 and then will perform on 22 and 23 January at 6 pm.
Eynaudi’s practice focuses on the implementation of social experiments based on art, poetry and everyday life, interpreting her work as a choreographer with a particular attention to the (combination of) infrastructures that make these possible.
In the words of Eynaudi: The Rehearsal, a (shady) dance “is a name crafted like a passed-on charm that resonates with pine trees, in leather costumes: it is a quick-change displacement of dances, à cheval between mother tongues, mini tributes across fields of confluence. The piece unfolds its over-exposures in the dim lighting of a rehearsal, with pieces obscurely woven together, cascading away into time spent together in the shadow of rooms (in bloom), in the shadow of ourselves and our inner meteorologies, in the shadow of other works. Dances flicker into not-taking-shape, precisely. They shimmer and nestle themselves inside of an elbow, cutting the nails of literality, caressing a thought in their undergrowth. Hugo, Cécile, Mark, An and Alix assemble their movements (in vain) with dedication, re-practicing those forces that already exist, resting under the influence of the things we write with.”
Alix Eynaudi lives in Vienna. She was trained as a ballet dancer at the Paris Opéra and worked in various ballet companies before entering PARTS, Brussels. In 1996, Alix joined Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker’s company Rosas where she worked for seven years. Since 2005 she has been creating numerous pieces alone and in collaboration with other artists: Crystalll (2005) with Alice Chauchat, Supernatural (2008), Long Long Short Long Short with Agata Maszkiewicz (2009) and Exit (2011), a solo in which she puts the audience to sleep in collaboration with Kris Verdonck. More recently, Alix has been asked to curate learning platforms and cartes blanches in various institutions across the field of live arts. She is currently working on Noa & Snow, an art-based research project funded by the Austrian scientific fund, FWF, via a PEEK grant. Eynaudi teaches at PARTS, Brussels, ImPulsTanz, Vienna, HEAD, Geneva, La Manufacture, Lausanne, KASK, UGent (S :PAM), Tanzquartier, Vienna and festival Le Far, Nyon (CH).
Project by: Alix Eynaudi
Performance: Alix Eynaudi, Mark Lorimer, Hugo Le Brigand, Cécile Tonizzo
Costumes, Objects: An Breugelmans
Production Management: mollusca productions
With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry – for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport