Pascal Benichou "Of Spirit and Matter"

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As a soloist and choreographer Pascal Benichou is well versed in the types of dialogue a dancer can share with an audience. In his current body of work at The Phatory, Benichou expands the conversational possibilities of a performance through his use of the camera, and the freedom it allows him as a dancer to work outside the formal confines of the theatrical venue. Through photographs, slide show and video his viewers are brought beyond the artificiality of the stage and enter into poignant moments where he surrenders flesh and blood to directly consort with the forces he discovers in nature.

Pascal Benichou dance experience covers many territories from being a ballet dancer with such companies as San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, and New York City Opera to creating and dancing his own modern works. Pascal's other credits include performing the lead dance at the opening ceremonies at the Nagano Olympics in Japan and working closely with modern choreographers such as Lucia Dugloszewski and Martha Clark. Since spending more time outside of New York City and away from the theater environment, Benichou endeavors are now focused on lens-based performances.

[Image: Pascal Benichou "Streaming" (2008) digital photograph]



from September 12, 2008 to November 16, 2008

Reception For The Artist on 2008-09-11 from 19:00 to 21:00


Pascal Benichou

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