"Yoann Bourgeois se situe à l’exact point de rencontre entre les arts de la danse et du cirque. Son dernier spectacle, Celui qui tombe, rêve de l’exact “point de suspension” cher aux circassiens: l’instant imperceptible, ouvert à tous les possibles, où un objet projeté dans les airs semble marquer un arrêt avant de retomber. Celui qui tombe se joue sur un plateau mobile, qui ne cesse de s’incliner, tanguer, tourner, aller de son ballant. Six interprètes se tiennent dessus, faisant face dans l’instant au jeu des forces qui anime ce support, dont ils ne sont pas maîtres. Philosophiquement, on sera libre d’y voir une métaphore de la condition humaine. Artistiquement, voilà une nouvelle idée du geste: le corps reçoit une force, avant que de prétendre produire une forme. L’acteur accepte de se laisser traverser par les puissances du monde, au lieu de prétendre les soumettre. Et c’est vertigineux."
"Six performers appear to defy the laws of gravity, responding with strength and grace to maintain balance on board a constantly shifting platform."
"Hakanaï is a solo choreographic performance that unfolds through a series of images in motion. In Japanese Hakanaï denotes that which is temporary and fragile, evanescent and transient, and in this case something set between dreams and reality. While widely associated with nature, the term is now often used to elicit an intangible aspect of the human condition and its precariousness. It encompasses two elements: that concerning the human being as well as that related to dreams. This symbolic relationship is the foundation of the dance composition in which a dancer gives life to a space somewhere between the borders of imagination and reality, through her interactions with the images she encounters. The images are on-stage animations that move in physical patterns according to the rhythm of the live sounds that they follow. The performance's outcome is the revelation of a digital installation to its audience."
Fig.1 Composed and Directed by Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne; Dance (alternating) Akiko Kajihara, Satchie Noro, Virginie Barjonet, Francesca Ziviani; Digital Interpretation (alternating); Adrien Mondot, Claire Bardainne, Jérémy Chartier, Loïs Drouglazet; Sound Design; Christophe Sartori, Loïs Drouglazet, Pierre Xucla; Sound Interpretation Christophe Sartori, Loïs Drouglazet, Jérémy Chartier, Pierre Xucla; Set Design Martin Gautron, Vincent Perreux; Digital Toolset Loïs Drouglazet; Light Design Jérémy Chartier; Outside Viewer Charlotte Farcet; Costume Design Johanna Elaouf; Technical Director Alexis Bergeron; Administrator Marek Vuiton; Booking Charlotte Auché; Production assistant Margaux Létang; Produced by; Adrien M / Claire B; Co-productions, Funding & Support; Les Subsistances, Lyon / Centre Pompidou-Metz; La Ferme du Buisson, Scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée, Noisiel / Hexagone Scène Nationale Arts Sciences – Meylan / Les Champs Libres, Rennes / Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains / Maison de la Culture de Nevers et de la Nièvre / City of Lille / DICRéAM; The Adrien M / Claire B Company is accredited by DRAC Rhône-Alpes, Rhône-Alpes Region and is supported by the City of Lyon.
"The narrative of the piece develops around human communication and mutually supportive relationships. A bright object in the middle of the stage acts as source of knowledge and connecting link between the dancers. This object contains inside a motion sensor (a Wiimote controller) and is used in specific moments by the dancers as a performative object to manipulate audio."
"With Oui" – May 2015 | B. Iden Payne Theater, UT Austin – Texas: Choreography: Billie Secular, Ladonna Matchett; Sound: Eli Fieldsteel; Live Visuals: Rodrigo Carvalho; Lighting Designer: Ya-Tai Chung; Dancers: Zach Khoo, Kelsey Oliver, Gianina Casale, Nick Kao, D’Lonte Lawson, and Sam O.
"Two dancers and their digital reproduction are the scenographic frame of this humorous and emotional portrait of human relations. Based on rules and structured in a game like manner, the installation makes way for a playful dialog between the man, woman and the digital 'footprints' they leave behind.
The Body Navigation performance was originally part of a larger installation and modern dance performance in Copenhagen, by Tim Rushton, Danish Dance Theatre called Labyrint.
We used processing for the infrared blobtracking of the dancers and drawing the open gl graphics. During the performance Tina controlled the whole thing live from an Isadora–based interface via osc."
Body Navigation: dance installation and choreography for Labyrint at Kaleidoskop K2, Copenhagen 2008. Video artist: Ole Kristensen and Jonas Jongejan; choreography: Tina Tarpgaard; dancers: Hilary Briggs, Luca Marazia, Nelson R. R. Smith and Laura Lohi; produced by: Danish Dance Theatre.
"Isadora is the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse. Whether you are an artist, designer, performer, or VJ, you can quickly and easily harness the limitless potential of digital media and real–time interactivity with Isadora. ...
Created by composer and media–artist, Mark Coniglio, Isadora was initially developed to realize the performances of Troika Ranch, the pioneering media intensive dance company he co–founded. Isadora reflects over 20 years of practical experience with real–time live performance and media interactivity."