The Great Ghosts


Adapted from “The Mechanics of History,” this remarkable film is a live performance capture of an exhibition at 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 apparatuses – 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.

Thurs., October 11 – Sun., October 14 | installation running continuously

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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The Great Ghosts, San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2018
The Great Ghosts
France | 2018 | 52 minutes | Director: Louise Narboni, Choreographer: Yoann Bourgeois
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Additional Credits

Lead Dancers Yurié Tsugawa, Elise Legros, Jean-Yves Phuong, Estelle Clément-Béalem, Raphaël Defour, Yoann Bourgeois, Damien Droin, Emilien Janneteau, Lucas Struna | Producer Laurent Lesperon | Production Company Les Films Jack Fébus – Centre des Monuments nationaux | Composer Franz Schubert

Alliance Française
Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.

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