Interactive dance performance (physiological sensors)
Echo Room questions the domination of the other and the structure of relationships between men and women. The choreography draws on the dialectics of the body which is inherited and socially constructed on the one hand, and lived and free to make choices on the other. The uncontrollable is juxtaposed with the controlled and imposes itself like an echo of the past.
Echo Room deals with the simultaneous perception of various states of one given reality embodied in a man-woman relationship through the use of physiological sensors. It questions the relationship between movement, physiology and psychological structures through a danced duo to be experienced by the audience in three spaces. Each space emphasizes either the live dance; the physiological reactions-interactions of the dancers through sound, shape and colour; or the mental space of the dancers through reactive sound and video. This is achieved by treating information collected by sensors attached to the dancers which measure their physiological reactions: muscular tension, breathing, and heartbeat which allows for another real-symbolic-past-future space/time interpretation of the dance that we see unfolding before us.
In the site specific version the audience is invited to circulate in three separate spaces, inside of a given location. In the stage version the audience can experience the three spaces simultaneously either in the house or around the dancers on the stage itself as images and sound are projected on screens suspended on stage and on the walls of the house.
Source: K. Danse
More information: www.k-danse.net
Dancer, choreographer and artistic director. Trained at the Cunningham Studio in New-York, he has performed with David Gordon (Judson Church). He is interested in the impact of digital technology on society, in order to develop a meaningful relationship between dance and new media. He has choreographed more than 45 pieces which have been presented extensively in France (Avignon Festival, the Pompidou Center, etc.) and in many countries (Europe, Central and South America, USA, Canada, North Africa, India, Pakistan). He is involved in several cross-cultural and multidisciplinary projects, including the EU supported projects Metabody and Wholodance, for which he is one of the co-organizing partners.
Jean-Marc Matos; video editor
Contemporary dance Company involved in many production, mediation and research projects integrating dance and digital arts.
The choreographic approach of the K. Danse Company develops a contemporary movement language by the dialectic confrontation between the physical body (lived, experienced) and the visual body (seen, virtual). www.k-danse.net/en
Since 1983, K. Danse has been present in major festivals and cultural events in France and abroad: Festivals of Aix en Provence, Avignon In, la Rochelle, Châteauvallon, Métafort d’Aubervilliers, American Center of Paris, Georges Pompidou Center, Grande Halle de la Villette, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Maison de la Danse de Lyon, Centre National Art et Technologie de Reims, Centre National de la Danse, ISEA 2000 à Paris, Monaco Dance Forum, Espace Odyssud de Blagnac, Cité de l’Espace de Toulouse, Electrochoc Festival, Digital Art Center Le Cube of Issy Les Moulineaux, Arts Center of Enghien les Bains, the Ardenome Gallery in Avignon, the CENTQUATRE in Paris, Le Louvre Pyramid in Paris (with the BodyFail project, laureate of the 2017 Open Art Pulsar Prize), CURIOSITas Festival, Paris-Saclay (2019)…
The company has toured in Central America, Senegal, India, Vietnam, Morocco, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Pakistan, Belgium, Hungary, Canada and USA and has presented performances at the Soros Center of Budapest, Video Fest and Podewill Centrum, Berlin, Hamburg International Festival, Foundation Polar in Caracas, Festival Medi@rte in Monterrey, Festival VAD Girona and IDN Barcelona (Catalonia), The international Video Art Festival of Casablanca (Morocco), The National Theatre of Guatemala, NIAS of Bangalore (India), Festival Llunes d’esBaluard of Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands), ScenoFest Festival Quadrennial of Prague (Czech Republic), International Forum of Dance and Theater of Huesca, Spain (Price for the most innovative performance, 2012, with the Tactile Sensations project), Casa Paganini (Genoa, Italy), Romaeuropa Festival (Rome), La Sorbonne Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates, 2018), International Festival of Video Art (Casablanca, Morocco, 2019)…
Recipient of a grant “projet Phare 2017” from la Diagonale Paris Saclay for the RCO project (with scientist and artist Sarah Fdili Alaoui), recipient of the Fellowship Residency program from the Bogliasco Foundation 2017 (Genoa Italy, New-York).
Artistic direction / Conception : Anne Holst, Jean-Marc Matos
Choreography : Anne Holst, Jean-Marc Matos
Interpretation : Benjamin-Aliot Pagès, Yuko Yamada
Original music : David Fieffé
Video conception : Guillaume Bautista, Julien Marro-Dauzat, Théo de Lahogue
Sound : David Fieffé
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : K. Danse, CorpusMedia 2009, plate forme euro régionale ”Scènes numériques” et du Pôle « Art-Science-Danse » 2010