Björk is bringing Biophilia to Paris. The singer will stage a six-night residency in the French capital, performing four gigs in a circus tent on Île Seguin, an island on the Seine river.
While two shows will take place at Le Zénith, an arena in the 19th arrondissement, the first four will be staged inside Cirque en Chantier, a big-top on Île Seguin. For these “intimate” performances, the press release explained, “no audience member [will be] more than a few metres from the stage.” It is usually a venue for circus performers, including Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Plume.
Even the Zénith concerts will follow a similar idea, with the audience seated “in the round”. According to Björk’s website, this is the first time Le Zénith has been laid out this way.
Last week, Björk revealed that she had undergone successful laser surgery for polyps on her vocal cords. “For 4 years [I] did stretches and tackled it with different foods and what not,” she wrote on her blog. “Then … I got tempted into hi tech lazer stuff and i have to say, in my case anyway: surgery rocks!” The singer’s voice is “good as pre nodule,” she said, “so looking forward to singing for you in 2013.”
Björk’s Paris concerts will take place between 21 February and 8 March. Tickets will be on sale 10 December.
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