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Architects of la Géode: Adrien Fainsilber and Gérard Chamayou
La Villette, Paris (19)
Riina Koivisto www.ciekivitasku.com
History of site and related water issues
This year again we danced near the The “Canal de l’Ourcq”. Long after the original idea by King François 1st, Napoleon built a bypass channel to divert water from the Ourcq river and create a water supply for the city of Paris. We danced in front of the “Géode” in Villette Park. Designed and constructed in 1985 by Adrian Fainsilber and Gérard Chamayou, the “Géode” is a shiny sphere measuring 36 metres in diameter and covered with 6,433 steel triangles. With our dance we found a relationship between the shiny sphere and the water by using the transparent balls filled with water.
Julie Gasnier www.lalafactory.com
With our dance we found relationship between the shiny sphere of the “Géode” and the water by using the transparent balls filled with water. We worked in different modules and the dancers were also of different ages (a group of children, a group of teenagers and a group of older dancers).