Laura Cristin




Danse du Tarot en F

Category : around the world, exhibitions, performance Jul 2nd, 2014

On July 14th, in Paris, at Pére Lachaise cemetery, at the annual celebration for Raymond Roussel cured by Gianni Broi, meeting point at Chapel Thiers (55th division) at 14:00. Up to 18:00.

clockwise: Ensign 14 D Angel, 2007: performance at Pére Lachaise 2011; study for hair in/for F; detail of a seahorse in Mediterranea II mannequin, 2000;performance at Carolei, CS, 2010

clockwise: Ensign 14 D Angel, 2007: performance at Pére Lachaise 2011; study for hair in/for F; detail of a seahorse in Mediterranea II mannequin, 2000;performance at Carolei, CS, 2010



The Tarots’ dance in F that will take place at Pére Lachaise cemetery in Paris on 14th July 2014, frees a significant part of the research on the Arcana undertaken in 2007 by the painter and performer Laura Cristin, aka Sheren, and the musician Dario Della Rossa . The intent was / is to relive personal experiences in new Stories and Geographies of the imaginary. The research starts from the orthodox symbolism of the Arcana and goes on exploring other spaces and dimensions. Ensigns, music, actions, so far produced were exhibited in fragmentary form – mostly in private performance. This year, the heart of that work finds an extreme affinity of times, places and themes with/just joining the choral memory of Raymond Roussel in Paris. There are moments/steps in “Locus solus” (the centenary of his masterpiece falls this year) with which “Danse du Tarot en F” is most in tune. The musical hair of Faustine/mermaid to be paired with Sheren, not to talk about the resemblances of the sixth chapter where the Tarots’ music is played by the emeralds trapped in the cards. Beautiful corresponDances to be re-played in Paris, together with the ensigns 14 D, 6 LoveS and 21 CoronA. The idea of this performance emerges from a deep empathy with the writer, whom we are grateful to for the demostration that dreams and imagination are true. Another motivation is to bestow him – perhaps — just a bit of that success that he felt in life only while singing at the piano. More about this tribute can be seen while/when taking its proper shape on July 14th . The first part will be mostly in blue, the second will turn toward the emerald green, with a water-veil that comes from Palermo…