Scenic creation



Sonia Wieder-Atherton (Cello)
Shantala Shivalingappa (Dance)
& Stéphane Ricordel (Stage Director)


The encounter between cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton and dancer Shantala Shivalingappa.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No.2 in D minor for solo cello.


Les Echos
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"The talented cellist once again demonstrates the extent of her eclecticism. A very powerful, almost hypnotic duet with dancer Shantala Shivalingappa."
Télérama Sortir
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"Traditional dancer Shantala Shivalingappa performs a stunning duet with cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton (...) A pas de deux to a Bach suite that benefits from Stéphane Ricordel's directorial eye.
La Terrasse
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"Remarkable performers, cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton and dancer Shantala Shivalingappa each assert their own desire to create and experiment with new approaches. Both see their art as a quest and an exploration nourished by multiple influences. They meet around a Bach Suite, the pinnacle of cello writing. Under the watchful eye of Stéphane Ricordel, they improvise and confront their singular representations of the work. Through music and dance.

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Paris l’été Festival



New release

BACH: Cello Suites Nos. 3 & 4

“It’s a question of digging into the string until the phrase is born, along with its right breath. A sentence in perpetual becoming. It never stops being made and remade. I waited a long time to record them. And then one day, or rather one night, I began.”