REDCAT Presents Dimitri Chamblas with Kim Gordon: ‘takemehome’
On Nov. 8 and 9, 2023, Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT), CalArts’ center for contemporary arts in downtown Los Angeles, presents takemehome, the latest creation of internationally acclaimed choreographer Dimitri Chamblas and art-rock legend Kim Gordon.
A work for nine dancers, five electric guitars, and five amplifiers, takemehome takes shape under a luminous zeppelin where silhouettes emerge and disappear. These shadows are the forgotten ones of the great metropolises: prisoners, elders, unproductive ghosts, the neglected, the indecisive. Rendered visible in this device, itself ready to disappear, and embodied by dancers with precise movements, they wander, hesitate, or suddenly assert a vital impulse, display an attempt, repeat it, share it. In these emergences, in this collective isolation, telepathy and intuition maintain communication. Between the lines, under your skin, the driving force of the future and of the living continues to circulate and resist.
takemehome is presented as part of Albertine Dance Season and received support from Villa Albertine.
Over the course of his career, Dimitri Chamblas has collaborated with William Forsythe, Emmanuelle Huynh, Benjamin Millepied, Mathilde Monnier, and Boris Charmatz. He and Charmatz created À bras-le-corps, a duo which entered the Paris Opéra ballet repertory in 2018. In 2014, he was appointed the artistic director of the 3e Scène at Opéra national de Paris. But in 2018, he settled in Los Angeles, having joined CalArts as dean of the School of Dance, where he continues to teach. His recent projects include a duet with artist Kim Gordon; Slow Show, a 50-performer show that creates ephemeral communities in each city in which it is presented; the direction of Crowd Out, an opera for 1,000 voices by David Lang; and diverse partnerships with the aim of bringing dance to inmates inside prisons. His work has been presented in London, Paris, Los Angeles, and New York. Currently, Chamblas continues his efforts to bring dance into unconventional stages and explore collaborations between dance and other artistic fields through experimental pedagogy and social engagement.
Dimitri Chamblas with Kim Gordon: takemehome performances will be on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 9 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for General Admission, $24 for REDCAT members and students, and $15 for CalArts students, faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased here.
Please note: takemehome contains loud sounds.