Monday, 21 March 2011

Surrealist night to remember at Sofitel

Emmanuelle Becquemin and Stéphanie Sagot perform as the duo La Cellule.

via CAAI

Monday, 21 March 2011 15:00Post Staff

TWO surrealistic performances by French avant-garde duo La Cellule will be staged at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26.

Dishes, table settings and kitchenware will take on a new guise in their act, playfully called Do Disturb, which they will perform in Sofitel properties in Beijing, Manila, Phnom Penh and Hanoi.

Using a cocktail party as their framework, artists Emmanuelle Becquemin and Stéphanie Sagot transform bunches of flowers into giant headpieces and unveil silver domes to reveal a mini grand piano on a plate.

This whimsical subversion of famed French hospitality and table service will charm guests, who become a part of the performance as they are surrounded by waiters wearing edible hats. Energising and laugh-inducing, this evening will bring art to the table in a way never seen before.

“La Cellule have the distinction of being simultaneously humorous and thought-provoking,” said the Sofitel General Manager Didier Lamoot. “This event will turn le service à la Française on its head – a cocktail party cleverly re-invented and re-imagined, and a night to remember.”

The pair who are appearing under the auspices of the French Embassy have performed at art festivals across Asia, South America and in Paris, among other engagements.

Tickets are available at the hotel on 023 999 200, or visit  or  for more information.

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