Contemporary Dance

  • Title: MAPS
  • Concept: Liz Santoro & Pierre Godard
  • Collaboration: Music Composition – Sound Design – Computer Music Design
  • Duration: ~70mn
  • For: Six Dancers
  • With Matthieu Barbin, Lucas Bassereau, Jacquelyn Elder, Maya Masse, Cynthia Koppe and Charlotte Siepiora
  • Costumes · Angèle Micaux
  • Lighting and technical direction · Anne-Sophie Mage
  • Production · BureauProduire / Claire Guièze and Cédric Andrieux
  • World Premiere: Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, Paris, the 17th and 18th of December 2017
  • Performance:  Théâtre de la Cité internationale, Paris, the 1st and 2nd of December 2017

The idea that language would be physically organized in the biological space of the brain encourages us to push deeper in our work with points of contact between movement and text, but also with sound and architectural spaces, through this shared property: deployment. If it is possible to write the movement of the body in space on stage, we could by analogy, mentally project the text on one of these maps showing the unfolded surface of the cortex and vice versa, then use this correspondence as composition material which can then be activated in real-time during the performance.

Co-production of CDCN Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, CDCN de Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées; with the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès New Settings program; with the support of Caisse des dépôts mécénat program; with the support of Théâtre de la Cité internationale and Abrons Art Center (residencies). The company is supported by DRAC Île-de-France.

I programmed a music synthesizer, that produces new music every performance. The synthesizer is controlled by high-level features like the entropy, for example, that produces unissons or disorders in the music.