Romances inciertos, another Orlando

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François Chaignaud and Nino Laisné

Paris - Madrid

This song-and-dance show explores androgynous figures from Spanish popular culture.

Romances inciertos, un autre Orlando © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


“I am not the one you're watching live
I'm not him anymore, no, no, no.”
At once a concert and a recital, Romances inciertos, another Orlando is made up of three acts, evoking a memory or an opéra-ballet. First comes the Doncella Guerrera, a medieval figure which leads us on the trail of a young woman who left for war disguised as a man; then Federico Garcia Lorca's San Miguel, a voluptuous archangel and an object of devotion; and finally the Tarara, an Andalusian gypsy, mystic and seductive, who carries the secret of her androgyny. Against a delicate baroque background, François Chaignaud and Nino Laisné have chosen to reflect those three uncertain identities with a mix of musical and choreographic styles. With its four musicians (bandoneon, theorbo/baroque guitar, viol, and percussion), this other Orlando turns into an epic whose constant metamorphoses serve an unremitting quest for an ideal.

François Chaignaud
A choreographer, dancer, historian, singer... Over the years, François Chaignaud, a master of cross-dressing, has built himself a stage persona that defies genders and categorisations. With Cecilia Bengolea, who co-founded his company, he is as comfortable using hip hop as classical singing to bring dance together with different artistic traditions from both high and low culture.

Nino Laisné
Uncategorisable young artist, director, dramatist, arranger, and composer. Nino Laisné's work will not be constrained to a single language and mixes forms, like cinema and music, and historical or sociological sources.


With François Chaignaud, François Joubert-Caillet et Robin Pharo (violes de gambe en alternance), Jean-Baptiste Henry (bandonéon), Pere Olivé (percussions historiques et traditionnelles), Daniel Zapico (théorbe et guitare baroque)

Conception,  musical direction Nino Laisné
Conception choregraphy François Chaignaud
Lights Anthony Merlaud
Sound Charles-Alexandre Englebert
Costumes Carmen Anaya, María Ángel Buesa Pueyo, Kevin Auger, Séverine Besson, Caroline Dumoutiers, Pedro García, Carmen Granell, Manuel Guzmán, Isabel López, María Martinez, Tania Morillo Fernández, Helena Petit, Elena Santiago
Decorations Christophe Charamond, Emanuel Coelho, Fanny Gautreau, Marie Maresca, Remy Moulin, Marie B. Schneider


Production Vlovajob Pru et Chambre 415
Coproduction Bonlieu Scène nationale d'Annecy, La Bâtie Festival de Genève dans le cadre du soutien Feder du programme Interreg France-Suisse 2014-2020, Chaillot-Théâtre national de la danse, deSingel Anvers, Maison de la musique de Nanterre, l'Arsenal Cité musicale de Metz
With the supporf of Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Spedidam,
PACT Zollverein Essen, Tandem Scène nationale d'Arras-Douai, Ayuntamiento de Anguiano La Rioja, Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes, Ayuntamiento de Huesca Aragon
Residences and receptions studio Teatros del Canal (Madrid), Centre national de la danse (Pantin), La Ménagerie de verre (Paris), El Garaje (Cadíz)

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