Photo by Marc Domage

Duration: 40 minutes
Performed in French (with voiceover in English)
Tickets are free but must be reserved at
NOTE: A standby line will form starting 1 hour prior to curtain for each sold out show

A performative conference by Fanny de Chaillé

From a young age, Fanny de Chaillé has been a fan of rock music. In this unique presentation that demonstrates what happens when text is separated from music, de Chaillé stands offstage and speaks of her lifelong love for rock music while spectators focus on Christine Bombal, who embodies de Chaillé’s words onstage. At the end of the simple and precise demonstration, the disturbing conviction emerges that between rock music and theater, the theater is perhaps the more wild and free medium.

After studying aesthetics at the Sorbonne, de Chaillé worked with Daniel Larrieu at the Centre chorégraphique national in Tours as well as with Alain Buffard, Matthieu Doze and Rachid Ouramdane and performed under the direction of Gwenaël Morin. She regularly participates in projects with visual artists Thomas Hirschhorn and Pierre Huyghe. She also creates her own installations and performances.




A performative conference by Fanny de Chaillé

Performed by Christine Bombal

Sound and Lights: Willy Cessa

Production: Isabelle Ellul

Production: Association Display // Coproduction CCN de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon in the context of the programme Hors séries // With the support of la Ménagerie de Verre in the context of Studiolab

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Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Council of the Humanities
  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Institut Français
  • Department of French and Italian
  • L’Avant-Scène

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