An overwhelming success at last summer’s Festival d’Avignon, Paso Doble is a live performance by dancer, Josef Nadj, and Catalan painter, Miquel Barceló. Using the impact of their bodies, the dancer and painter create a series of ephemeral paintings on a red clay canvas, filled with moments that are sometimes serious, sometimes burlesque. Underscored with a live soundscape by Alain Mahé, the two bodies gradually disappear, as if absorbed into the clay, leaving the canvas free for a different work each evening.

Photo by:­ Christophe Raynaud de Lage