DD Dorvillier
Dance is the archeologist, or an idol in the bone.

Co-presented with L’Alliance New York’s Crossing The LineFestival

October 17-19, 2024
Thursday through Saturday at 7pm

image from DD Dorvillier's Dance is the archeologist, or an idol in the bone. DD, barefoot and wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt, stands on a blond wooden floor with a black curtained background. Her right arm is bent and extended. Her left hand pulls on her eyelid. Photo credit: Natalia Benosilio
image from DD Dorvillier's Dance is the archeologist, or an idol in the bone. DD, barefoot and wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt, stands on a blond wooden floor with a black curtained background. Her right arm is bent and extended. Her left hand pulls on her eyelid. Photo credit: Natalia Benosilio

Performances will take place at The Chocolate Factory Theater, 38-33 24th Street, Long Island City.

Co-presented with L’Alliance New York’s Crossing The Line Festival.

Returning to the US after several years, DD Dorvillier engages with her rich history as part of the downtown New York dance and performance scene throughout the 90s and 2000s. A French transplant since 2010, Dorvillier’s latest solo—a collaboration with sound artist Sébastien Roux, lighting designer Carina Premer, and dance researcher Mathieu Bouvier — is structured by four consecutive dance scores, which emerged from a dream after dance practices and research on a handful of little-known archeological sites in France. Dorvillier dances, digging through the series of scores, and upon reaching the end, begins again. The sound recorded from her first round of dances returns to accompany the second – a sonic ghost conjugating the present with the immediate past, as she moves towards the future.

“The contrast between my current rural village life in Burgundy (France) and years of artistic development in the bustling cultural centers of New York and later Paris has been an important catalyst: slowing down enough to consider the importance of dancing and making in a context where “culture ” means” growing things”. I understand the importance of my in-between position, as I move freely between the vestiges of Dracy, an abandoned medieval village by the cliffs above; and the dance studio La Corvette, in our garden, below.” – DD Dorvillier

Concept and performance: DD Dorvillier. Sound: Sébastien Roux. Light: Carina Premer. Artistic Collaborator: Mathieu Bouvier. Production: Laura Aknin. Intern: Hsin-Yu Tai. Production: DD Dorvillier / human future dance corps. Partners: Le Dancing CDCN Dijon Bourgogne – Franche-Comté, Nos lieux communs – programme Nomades, La Place de la Danse CDCN Toulouse, CDCN Chorège – Falaise, La Poderosa (Barcelona), Plastique Danse Flore Festival, Traverse, IVAM (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern). Institutional partners : DRAC Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Région Bourgogne Franche-Comté, ONDA Ecran vivant. Photo credit: Natalia Benosilio, La Caldera.