The Great Ghosts

Creation, staging and scenography: Yoann Bourgeois

Costumes: Sigolène Petey

Prologue: Yurié Tsugawa

Inertia: Elise Legros, Jean-Yves Phuong

Trajectory: Sonia Delbost-Henry

Balance: Estelle Clément-Béalem, Raphaël Defour

Energy: Yoann Bourgeois, Damien Droin, Emilien Janneteau, Lucas Struna

Music: Franz Schubert

Production: CCN2 – Grenoble National Choreography Center

Duration: 52 min.

Adapted from “The Mechanics of History, an attempt to approach a point of suspension”

A living exhibition at the Pantheon.

On the occasion of the 3 rd “Monuments in Movement” season, Yoann Bourgeois enters the Pantheon!

Fixed to the highest point of the Pantheon dome, Foucault’s famous pendulum provides the medium for a choreographic creation around movement and balance.

Using four forms of spectacular apparatus – trampoline, turntable, precarious balancing and her famous “Seesaw of Levity”, now installed in the monument – the dancer-acrobats, Foucault’s pendulum and the audience are the actors in a totally original ambulatory show.
Yoann Bourgeois (France) is a choreographer, dancer, acrobat and magician. He founded his Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois in 2010. His works strongly depict Bourgeois’ fascination with gravity, often through installations that defy the forces of physical strength. In 2016, Bourgeois became codirector of the CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble. In season 2019-2020, Bourgeois created his first work for NDT 2, Little Song. The New Yorker described him as a “nouveau-cirque acrobat” and “droll, slapstick comedian,” and Wesley Morris, in the New York Times, called him a “dramatist of physics”.