If it evokes danger, risk-taking, and possible fall, the title of the exhibition ("Dancing on a volcano") also alludes to the complexity of human and social relations. Indeed the phrase «Dancing on a volcano», would have been pronounced for the first time in 1830 by Narcisse-Achille de Salvandy at a reception in honour of the king of Naples. It is said Salvandy warned the Duke of Orleans of social trouble by comparing the revolt to a volcano.
Following the exhibition Dancing Machines, which focused on the internal constraints of the body, Danser sur un volcan deals with external constraints, those related to gravity and those related to the Other, the one who carries, touches, and whose gaze transforms the body.
Like Dancing Machines, Danser sur un volcan brings together works by visual artists and choreographers.
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