© Ilaria Scarpa
François Chaignaud’s performances can be placed at a crossroads where various influences come together – erotic dance, operetta, hula-hop, drag shows and cabaret. Dumy Moyi is a multilingual recital coloured with Ukrainian, Philippine and Sephardic melodies. In close proximity to the audience and with a sculpture-like garment, François Chaignaud performs dances and songs inspired by the Theyyam rituals from Malabar in India. A dream show, halfway between ceremony, parade and recital, this piece is like an antidote to the rituals of Western theatre, with its frontality, its strict temporality, its relationship to power.
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
Thu 22 Aug