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Talk: Meet the artists Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon

With the season Mouvements !, the Institut Suédois celebrates the centenary of the Swedish Ballets and dedicates its multidisciplinary programming to dance as a vector of artistic and societal changes. A great part is given to the ballroom culture, to discover through a triple collaboration with artists Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon who meet the public through an artist talk in live stream before the last screening of their film KIKI.
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The event takes place as a preamble to the lates showing of the documentary KIKI (2016), directed by Sara Jordenö and co-written with Twiggy Pucci Garçon.

The artists discuss ballroom culture past and present with other personalities from that community such as Michael Roberson, a major figure in the American ballroom community, and Lasseindra Ninja who, after having been trained in voguing in New York, played a major role in the implementation of the ballroom culture in France. What part does ballroom culture play in today’s society? How has it evolved since its emergence in 1920s Harlem, and what future developments might be imagined or wished for? How can we write and document its history without putting it in a box, instead revealing its many artistic, societal, social, anthropological and political facets?

With support from the Swedish Arts Council.

 Admission free, no registration required.
Talk in English at 18.30, on Zoom: Attend the event by clicking here.
The talk will be followed by the screening of KIKI (free but the registration through la 25e heure is required.

The talk completes the collaboration with the Swedish artist and filmmaker Sara Jordenö and the US activist artist Twiggy Pucci Garçon which is composed of three main projects: an exhibition documenting the art project in public space, The Reincarnation of Rockland Palace (2012); several screenings of the documentary film KIKI made in 2016; and a new performance event in the form of a French-Swedish-American Ball, PASSÉ-PRÉSENT-FUTUR, completed by runway and voguing workshops led by two legends of the American ballroom culture.