The night went on until the last breath
Someone swore ’twas a giant, little death
We came, we tasted, we took a royal chance,
From the end to the beginning, all and evermore,
In lieu of typical Valentine’s Day celebration, we engage in a participatory performance art ritual inspired by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s song “La décadanse”. Our ritual, La décadanse is the magnificent and succulent display of richness inside and outside of us. Can we give as much to the first as to the last?
No film or cameras are allowed during the ritual so the documentation included here is only spontaneous before and after.
February 13 and 14, 2015
repeat as necessary
- The Flight Deck · Oakland, California
- Robert Wyald · Founder, Director, Producer, Main Host
- Rob Thoms, Michael French, Kim Lembo, Sophia Knox-Miller · Co-hosts and Co-creators
- The Audience · Participanse
Ritual Theatre, Immersive, Interactive, Performance Art