Cecilia Bengolea, Heatwave and Black Eagles bring dancehall party to Club Mega for Volcano Extravaganza

By in Exhibitions, Volcano Extravaganza





A dutty get down under the stars on the volcanic island of Stromboli.

Performance artist and dancer Cecilia Bengolea will perform live alongside Japanese-French dancer Erika and Jamaican crew Black Eagles at Volcano Extravangaza, for a night programmed by The Store x The Vinyl Factory at the annual art and music festival.

Following her performance at Palais De Tokyo’s Do Disturb festival, Bengolea will also preview her forthcoming The Store X The Vinyl Factory commission – an audio-visual piece shot in Jamaica, featuring an original soundtrack by future dancehall producers Equiknoxx.

Featuring Cecilia, Erika, the Black Eagles and local dancers performing improvised and original sequences in various locations of the island, the work will be shown on a loop of hundreds of variations, and will accompany a new Bengolea piece in which she will evoking the primordial symbol of the serpent with its mutating qualities.

Continuing the annual tradition of VF’s Club Mega parties, which has seen Beppe Loda, Daniele Baldelli and others perform at the outdoor venue, UK dancehall collective The Heatwave will round out the night on 28th July.

The eight edition of Volcano Extravaganza has been curated by Milovan Farronato with Runa Islam as the Artistic Leader, and follows the theme of Total Anastrophes. It will present work by With Malala Andrialavidrazana, Cecilia Bengolea, Alex Cecchetti, Alec Curtis, Patrizio Di Massimo, Haroon Mirza, Lydia Ourahmane, Tobias Putrih, and Osman Yousefzada on the island between 27th and 28th July.

Last year’s iteration of the festival saw Eddie Peake collaborate with Actress, Gwilym Gold, Holly Pester and Evan Ifeyoka with Victoria Sin, whose work was subsequently released on vinyl.

Cecilia Bengolea, The Heatwave and The Black Eagles’ Club Mega party takes place on 28th July. Click here for more information about the festival.