sustainable dance performance

We live without having to know that it requires a heart, organs, a whole labyrinth of tubes and wires, a whole living equipment of retorts and filters, by which an unending exchange can take place within us, between all the types of matter and all the forms of energy –from the atom to the cell, and from the cell to the visible and tangible masses in our body. Paul Valéry, Variété V

‘Honarary mention’ award in the PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA -Hybrid Art 2012

L’intégration des expérimentations écologiques dans un spectacle de danse -Table ronde :

1er décembre 2011, 18H00 – 19H30 Théâtre de la Ville, Paris

Investigating human activity as a renewable source of energy and re-thinking habitual modes of theatre production, Un reseau Translucide is an autonomous performance that runs 100% on its own energy. In collaboration with performers Nina Vallon and Vanessa Le Mat, and engineer-inventors Charles Goyard and Amanda Parkes, Un reseau Translucide is a work that poses the question ‘how could we make performances for the future?’ Developing a choreographic system in which the performers simultaneously generate the electricity, the work examines the relationship between the body and its environment, while opening up a dialogue on sustainable development in artistic practice.

Mains d’oeuvres, Saint-Ouen 30 September & 1 October 2011

Festival Faits d’hiver, Paris 21 & 22 January 2011

Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf 29 & 30 January 2011

Co-production: Festival Faits d’hiver, Tanzhaus NRW, PLANT
Co-realisation: Mains d’Oeuvres.
Supported by Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – DRAC Ile de France, Dicream, Adami. Created in residence at Mains d’Œuvres. Studios lent by CND and Micadanses.

Costume design and engineering: Amanda Parkes/ MIT Media Lab

Costume construction by Aaron Crosby.