September 21, 2020 - Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean - Alexandra Bachzetsis: Chasing a Ghost
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September 21, 2020

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean

Alexandra Bachzetsis, Chasing a Ghost. © Photo : Mathilde Agius

Alexandra Bachzetsis, Chasing a Ghost. © Photo: Mathilde Agius.

Alexandra Bachzetsis, Chasing a Ghost. © Photo: Mathilde Agius.

Alexandra Bachzetsis
Chasing a Ghost
September 25–26, 2020

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Hours: Wednesday 10am–10pm,
Thursday–Monday 10am–6pm

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Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean presents Chasing a Ghost a new choreographic work by artist and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis in the museum's Grand Hall on September 25 and 26.

Working at the intersection of dance, performance art, visual arts and theatre, Bachzetsis questions gender stereotypes from a broad frame of reference including literature, art, history, fashion and popular culture. Her energetic and dazzlingly visual choreography is based on gestures and attitudes in which identities are inverted and destabilised.

Chasing a Ghost comprises a series of ten duets performed by four dancers and two pianists. Bachzetsis expands the choreographic archetype of the duet to include references to the doppelganger, the mirror image and the uncanny. Images, movements and sounds are produced and doubled almost immediately. A sound that seems recognisable is quickly transformed into something different. A space that seems familiar is shown from a different angle. A movement that just occurred reappears in a different shape. Combining live music and performance with video and recorded sound, Chasing a Ghost investigates fluidity and permanence via the body, identity, the moving image and performance, challenging definitions of physical, emotional and psychological relationships.

Chasing a Ghost is produced in collaboration with Art Institute of Chicago, Art Gallery of Ontario; PACT Zollverein, Essen; Tanzquartier Wien; Bundeskunsthalle Bonn; Julidans, Amsterdam; Gessnerallee Zürich. The production is supported by Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Stadt Zürich, Kanton Zürich, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Migros-Kulturprozent and Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung. It is a co-production as part of Veranstalterfonds, Reso – Tanznetzwerk Schweiz.

Curator Joel Valabrega
The performance includes some nudity | In absence of social distancing, masks are mandatory all through the performance to vouch for the safety of the performers and the audience | Seats are limited | Booking required: luxembourg-tickets.lu

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean opened in 2006 in a purpose-built building designed by the renowned Sino-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei and is located in the Park Draï Eechelen, overlooking the historic city of Luxembourg. Through its collection, exhibitions, artistic and educational programmes and partnerships, Mudam Luxembourg aims to advance its mission to present the most relevant contemporary art of our time to the largest possible public.

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