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Rebecca Journo

France / Created in 2024

Harmonising dance and experimental music with the song of the cicadas to better highlight the paradox of summer, between well-being, idleness, and sweltering heat. 

canicular, Rebecca Journo © Image produced by artificial intelligence, Midjourney


Choreographer Rebecca Journo invites sound artist Diane Barbé for a performance based on the song of cicadas. Triggered by the vibration of their membranes, their singing the evolution of the temperature to become an indicator of heat. Immersing herself in this microcosm, Rebecca Journo returns with images of women-insects and hallucinatory droughts. With Diane Barbé’s psychedelic modulations as a backdrop, her dance revives our charred bodies. 

Acompasar la coreografía y la música experimental con el canto de las cigarras para subrayar la paradoja del verano, un estado entre bienestar, ociosidad y estado canicular. 


With Rebecca Journo
and Diane Barbé (musician)
Choreography and interpretation Rebecca Journo
Music Diane Barbé
Outside view Véronique Lemonnier
Costume Coline Ploquin
Sound Manager Mathieu Bonnafous
Administration, production, diffusion La Pieuvre


Production La Pieuvre
Coproduction SACD, Festival d'Avignon, Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, Le Petit Écho de la Mode (Châtelaudren)
With the help of La Lisière résidence de création artistique (Bruyères-le-Châtel), La Métive (Moutier-d'Ahun), Atelier de Paris Centre de développement chorégraphique national, Klap Maison pour la danse (Marseille), Boom'Structur Pôle chorégraphique (Clermont-Ferrand)