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Mr. Bojangles' Memory, Og Son of Fire

Ministère de la Culture 1991

Choreographer(s) : Wilson, Robert (United States)

Present in collection(s): Ministère de la Culture

Video producer : CGP, Arcanal

en fr

Mr. Bojangles' Memory, Og Son of Fire

Ministère de la Culture 1991

Choreographer(s) : Wilson, Robert (United States)

Present in collection(s): Ministère de la Culture

Video producer : CGP, Arcanal

en fr

Mr. Bojangles' Memory, Og Son of Fire

Two versions of the same evocation: the famous tap dancer Mr. Bojangle at the New York Cotton Club in the 1920s. These versions were produced for the Mr. Bojangles' Memory, Og Son of Fire exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou in 1991 as part of the Festival d’Automne in Paris.

 This journey through Mr. Bojangles’ memories links up disparate elements that form a universe in which we bump into an aviator, a child, a fat woman who plays a weird kind of baseball, another woman who drifts in space and yet another who has nightmares. A volcano spits out its flames. Human scales are screwed up. Miniscule actors dance on Mr. Bojangles’ hat. Robert Wilson plays on various registers. The music, different in each version, acts as a binding agent for the whole.


Source : Elisabeth Ramus

Wilson, Robert

Since the late 1960s, Robert Wilson's productions have decisively shaped the look of theater and opera. Through his signature use of light, his investigations into the structure of a simple movement, and the classical rigor of his scenic and furniture design, Wilson has continuously articulated the force and originality of his vision. Wilson's close ties and collaborations with leading artists, writers, and musicians continue to fascinate audiences worldwide.


Source : Robert Wilson’s website


More information :

http://www.robertwilson.com/

Mr. Bojangles' Memory, Og Son of Fire

Artistic direction / Conception : Robert Wilson

Interpretation : Charles "Honi" Coles, James Thierree, Catherine Hosmalin, Franci Camus, Gérard le singe

Production / Coproduction of the video work : CGP, Arcanal

Duration : 2 x 8'

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