5pm — 2am
Video installation: 5pm – 2am, East Piazza
Performance and dance workshop: 8:40pm – 9:40pm, West Piazza
No Prior Booking Required
Dance artist Cecilia Bengolea will present a new video installation in Covent Garden Piazza using the mirrored facades that currently cover the façade of market place. Multiple projections will combine Jamaican dancehall and classical ballet – created with her regular collaborators the dancehall artist Damion Wallace and the ballerina Erika Miyauichi.
Bengolea describes Dancehall as the punk brother of reggae, an unruly culture where everything is possible: the new work combines the pop culture and academicism of two extremely different languages and worlds and the social signifiers and cultural contradictions that each brings. As Bengolea states: “Ballet and dancehall are not supposed to meet in one same body.”
Bengolea, Wallace and Miyauichi will present a live public performance and participatory workshop at 8:40pm – 9:40pm in the West Piazza of Covent Garden.
The project is developed by the artist whilst in residence at Delfina Foundation, with the support of Capco, Delfina Foundation and Fluxus.
Cecilia Bengolea (born 1984, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is based in Paris and works as an artist, dancer and choreographer. Her piece Sylphides, 2009, co-created with François Chaignaud, won the Paris critique choreographique revelation award and the Young Artist Prize at Gwangju Biennale in 2014. She presented critically acclaimed work made in collaboration with Jeremy Deller and Marinella Senatore at the 13th Lyon Biennial in 2015 and she is currently working on an exhibition of dance for Dia:Beacon, Beacon.
East Piazza Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BB
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Nearest stations are Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Embankment, Charing Cross.
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