Two acts and a performance, Chiroptera. Retour à la caverne by JR

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Chiroptera
A project created by JR, Damien Jalet and Thomas Bangalter.
With Amandine Albisson, Étoile dancer of the Paris national Opera.
Dancers
Azuli Anastasio, Sara Andrieu, Matthew Antonucci, Judith Arazi, Gautier Asensi, Maryna Ashotivna, Jade Barkati-Martial, Alexia Barré, Irina Bashuk, Thea Bautista, Ismaël Belabid-Lenoir, Sophie Blet, Lara Bonnel, Eve Bouchelot, Marie Bruel, Clara Brunet, Ilona Cabrera, Coralie Calfond, Daniela Carler, Mariano Carluccio, Louise Carrière, Verdiano Cassone, Elena Cattardico, Mélen Cazenave, Yumio Chanoki, Manon Chapuis, Elia Chataigner, Hung-Ling Chen, Simon Chereze, Camille Cibrot, Alex Clair, Tiago Coelho, Margaux Colemonts, Pietro Conti Milani, Lou Couton, Sebastian Cuiza Galan, Laure D'Eszlary, Odéric Daluz, Pavel Danko, Noé, Amélie De Figueiredo, Miguel De Sousa, Zoé De Reynier, Inês De Vilhena, Domitille Demaret, Fanny Didelot, Sophia Dinkel, Shirley Domoison Capello, Evane Duguet, Vladimir Duparc, Anaëlle Echalier, Even Eileraas, Axel Escot, Hajiba Fahmy, Solenn Favre, Giulia Federico, Ludivine Ferrara, Elsa Ferret, Lisa Fleury, Anne Fotso, Julie Franken, Louka Gailliez, Eve Ganneau, Marie Gibaud, Ludmila Gilles, Andrea Givanovitch, Nikita Goile, Valentin Goniot, Thomas Gounot, Emma Guillet, Camille Hinsinger, Ange-Clémentine Hiroki, Daria Hordiichuk, Valérie Igolnikov, Sonia Ivashchenko, Pepe Jaimes, Matthieu Jean, Tramayne Johnson-Pauillac, Mary Katakura, Natacha Kierbel, Jordan Kindell, Polina Kliuchnikova, Maharu Kumakawa, , Aimée Lagrange, Claire Lamothe, Lou Landré, Maeva Lassere, Isabel Le Cras, Charlotte Le Hir, Margaux Le Roy, Yi-Chi Lee, Alexis Lemoine, Laura Lille, Mickael Lips, Alice Llorente, Matteo Lochu, Deborah Lotti, Raphaël Ludon, Sarah Lutz, Dayana Mankovska, Camille Marchand, Isidora Markovic, Elena Martello, Pauline Martin, Matteo Masson, Marien Mazzoni, Lola Mérieux, Aurore Mettray, Félicia Monod, Marion Morlier, Maïlee Mouttou, Maureen Mouttou, Antonin Muno, Nicole Muratov, Alexandre Nadra, Devon Nelson, Sakiko Oishi, Hugo Olagnon, Alice Pan, Camilla Paris, Daisy Phillips, Joana Pimentel, Fiona Pincé, Vilim Poljanec, Romane Postel, Tara Prosser, Giulia Quacqueri, Elín Signý Ragnarsdóttir, Mohana Rapin, Paul Redier, Pauline Richard, Roberta Riontino, Semina Rizou, Matias Rocha Moura, Cristina Roggerini, Mona Roucan, Lola Ruscica, Iman Sahli, Emma Segura, Anastasia Senikova, Yanis Siah, Kayleigh Smerud, Yui Sugano, Alice Sundara, Astrid Sweeney, Hugo Thabaret, Flora Theault, Pierre-Adrien Touret, Marine Tournet, Inès Tressens, Mattéo Trutat, Anaïs Vallières, Myana Van Cuijlenborg, Pol Van Den Broek, Théo Vanpoperinghe, Anabelle Villechenoux, Amandine Villeneuve.
Project team
Atelier JR.- Alison Baldo, Marco Berrebi, Quentin Besnard, Mauve Chalandon, Laura Da Cunha, Damariz Damken, Marcelo De Souza Barbosa, Aymeric Gâcon, Émile Herlemont, Carmen Lawrence, Marie Planel, Camille Rousselet, Marie-Dominique Plumejeau Tapin, Inès Thiolat, Simon Sabotier, Luana Saltiel, Jaime Scatena, Elodie Terracciano.
Collaborators
Creative Director.- Camille Pajot.
Executive Producer.- Maud Malfettes.
Film directed and produced by CHANEL.

Set design.- JR
Choreography.- Damien Jalet.

Assistant for Choreography.- Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern assisted by Lola Ruscica, Valentin Goniot.
Sound Creation and Music.- Thomas Bangalter.
Music Recording.- Florian Lagatta - Tecnica Musica.
Costumes Creation.- CHANEL.
Executive Producer Atelier JR.- Marc Azoulay.
Artistic Producer for choreography.- Jamila Hessaïne, assisted by Margot Thery.
Studio Manager.- Soizic Marceau.
Production Manager.- Valentin Crépain.
Administrative Financial.- Julie Bergon.
Coordinator Production Administrator.- Géraldine Weiss.
Production Assistants.- Maëlle Bossé, Charline Peiron, Milo Welsh.
Help to auditions.- Shoreh Belfond, Alexandre Nadra.
Legal Advices.- Michèle Mergui, Naomi Taklifi.
Technical Direction.- Raymond Lopez, Antoine d’Halluin.
Stage Management.- Kalou Bornet, Vincent Lozouet.
Technical Coordination.- Liza Ayad, Maité Waag.
General Artistic Management.- Victor Burel, François Leneveu.
Sound Management.- Papa John, Quentin Vernier Palliez.
Additional Recording.- Wilfried Lasbleiz.
Light Management.- Aldo, Simon Fouillet, Paul Biencourt.
Video Management.- Melvyn Bonnaffé, Baptiste Cornu, Timothée Girault, Eliott Fournié,  Anouk Guerbert.
Scaffolding Security Team.- Kevin Theraud.
and.- Abderrahman Benabila, Matthias Berghe, Nicolas Bruneau, Ismael El Bouazzati, Mohamed Berrached, Anthony Geslot, Milo Leclercq, Jérôme Leroy, Rémi Lopes Robalo, Hugo Malfilatre, Nicolas Milliez, Richard Muya Ekowa, Franck Rey, Jalal El Berkani, Florian Taillez, Elie Taillieu, Ihsane Mesli, Franck Vandekerckhove, Mickael Verhee.
Set Construction.- Matthieu Botrel.
Dressers.- Marine Baney, Yan Cadran, Laurène Foulquier.
Drone Driver.- Gary Bialas.
Dates
Act I, September, Act II, November, Chiroptera performance, November 12, 2023, at 7 and 9 p.m.
Location
Palais Garnier, the Paris National Opera, Pl. de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris, France.
Acknowledgments
This project could not have happened without the precious help of

Alain Bichet, Alison Chekhar, Marion Destenay Falempin,  Jean-Baptiste Legaut, Christophe Masson, Alexandre Morgado, Alexander Neef, Claire Van de Velde

ainsi que toutes les équipes d'Athem, l’Opéra de Paris, CHANEL et le19M, la Mairie de Paris, la Préfecture de Police de Paris, Alios Developpement, la DOPC, Loxam Event, Novelty,  Happee Service, Toqué Talkie, Antoine Pialat, Layer, EIS, Graham Event, ICE, Hervé Pierre Consulting, UCD, ROT Incendie, Adelyo, Protection civile de Paris, Total Régie, Zing, Réseau Jade, Fréquences, SCE Performance, Blocstop, Jaulin, Caractère, Fonction Meuble, Gang Recording Studio - Paris.

Jean René. JR

JR (Jean René) was born in France in 1983 and currently works in Paris and New York. He exhibits freely in public sites in cities around world. His work mixes Art and Act, talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit. After finding a camera in the Paris metro in 2001, he traveled Europe to meet those who express themselves on walls and facades, and pasted their portraits in the streets, undergrounds and rooftops of Paris.

Between 2004 and 2006, he created the series “Portrait of a Generation”. In 2007, with Marco, he made Face 2 Face, the biggest illegal exhibition ever. JR posted huge portraits of Israelis and Palestinians face to face in eight Palestinian and Israeli cities.

In 2008, he embarked on a long international trip for “Women Are Heroes”, in which he underlines the dignity of women who are often the targets of conflicts. That year he also created “The Wrinkles of the City” in Cartagena, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Havana, Berlin and Istanbul. In 2010, his film “Women Are Heroes” was presented at Cannes Film Festival. The same year, JR created “Unframed”, a project in which he uses images that are not his, and reframes them in a new context, on a larger scale.

In 2011 he received the TED Prize, after which he created “Inside Out”. In a collaboration with New York City Ballet, he used the language of ballet to tell his story of the riots that happened in the French suburbs in 2005 and created “Les Bosquets”, a ballet and eponymous short film whose music was composed by Woodkid, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer and which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2014, he created an installation with 4,000 faces in and on the Pantheon in Paris. The concept of crowd will be used for a video installation at the CAC Malaga, and on the façade of Assemblée Nationale and other monuments in Paris during the COP 21 summit at the end of 2015. The same year, he worked in the abandoned hospital of Ellis Island and directed the short movie ELLIS, starring Robert DeNiro. In 2016 he was invited by the Louvre and made the famous pyramid disappear through a surprising anamorphosis. He worked in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympics and created new gigantic sculptural installations using scaffolding, at the scale of the city, putting an emphasis on the beauty of the athletic movement.

His latest projects include a museum exhibition dedicated to children at Centre Pompidou, a permanent collaboration with the Brazilian artists Os Gemeos at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, in a space used to store stolen pianos during World War II, and a film with Agnès Varda, co-directing a movie with the Nouvelle Vague icon, traveling around France to meet people and discuss their visions. This Spring, JR will unveil a giant mural at Palais de Tokyo, in connection with a new project based in Clichy-Montfermeil. JR is represented by Galerie Perrotin since 2011; he has had shows in Paris, Hong-Kong, Miami and New York. In 2013, JR got his first museum retrospectives in Tokyo (Watari-Um) and CAC in Cincinnati, followed by Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden in 2014 and HOCA Foundation in Hong-Kong in 2015.

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