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Chopin: Nocturne No. 13 in C minor | Mark Bankin

On Tuesday, August 29th, the FEU invites you to an exceptional summer performance before officially opening the new cultural season mid-September. Mark Bankin, choreographer and FEU alumnus, is touring with his dance company in Europe before coming to Paris for a short residency and show at the FEU. Chopin: Nocturne No. 13 in C minor has been imagined especially for the FEU’s Grand Salon.

Choreographed via incoherent movement notation diagrams for the nervous system transmitted to the dancers as partitions to mistranslate, this introspective dance considers 2017, the endurance of monuments, the fragility of archives, and hunger. Acclaimed concert pianist Thomas Puissochet plays on repeat Chopin’s Nocturne No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1.

~ Mark Bankin

Practical Information

Date Tuesday, August 29 | Time 7:30pm | Facebook Event

Free registration

About the Artists

Mark Bankin, choreographer, has worked as a Butoh dancer in Japan with Tetsuro Fukuhara, Gekidan Kaitaisha, and Yosito Ohno. He participates in several Butoh lineages since 2013, mostly with Vangeline, Eiko Otake, and Maureen Flemming. During his residency at FEU, Mark volunteered teaching dance at Institut Brune, one of Sainte-Anne’s psychiatric hospital’s daycare centres, as part of the Medical Cultures program.

Camilla Cason is an Italian-born dancer, choreographer and performer, trained at Il Balletto – Castelfranco Veneto. From 2011 to 2023 she will be part of the Ballet de l’Opéra-Théâtre de Metz.

Gabrielle Duval, originally born in France, is based in Germany, where she studied a BA Dance and MA Choreography at the Folkwang Universität der Künste. Since 2022, she works as a freelance director, choreographer, performer, costume designer and production manager.

Rosy Gentle, from Spokane Washington, began studying dance at the age of three and received a BA in dance and environmental studies from the University of Washington. Currently living in NYC she is a member of Dances We Dance, an Isadora Duncan based modern dance ensemble.

Holly Mitchell is a movement and multidisciplinary artist, originally from Vancouver, Canada. She moved to NYC to pursue her education at SUNY Purchase Dance Conservatory and currently resides in Brooklyn.

Thomas Puissochet is a French-Norwegian pianist. He is a professor at Aulnay-sous-Bois Conservatory, performed with orchestras at Cité de la musique in Paris, the Helsinki Music Centre, and the Grand Théâtre d’Aix en Provence. Puissochet studied under Denis Pascal at the Paris National Conservatory, and Tuija Hakkila, Naoko Ichihashi and Ilmo Ranta at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

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