Cie Linga _ re-mapping the body

idea and  choreography: Katarzyna  Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo
dancers: Blenard Azizaj, David Gernez, Michael Theophanous, Hyekyoung Kim, Ai Koyama, Dorota  Łęcka
lights: Bert De  Raeymaecker
music: Christophe Calpini
interactive system: Alain Crevoisier
costumes: Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo
tour technician: German Schwab
duration: 60 minutes
a co-production: Compagnie Linga, L’Octogone Théâtre de  Pully

Equipped with wireless physiological sensors and thanks to an interactive system developed in collaboration with the Sport Sciences Institute at the University of Lausanne, the Music High School of Geneva, Future instruments and Biopac System Inc., the movements of the dancers are

transformed in music creating the sound track of the piece.

In a sound “system” developed in association with Christophe Calpini, dancers explore a new relationship with their bodies “augmented” by this possibility of making sound, creating a performance that pulls no punches. A laboratory through which the dancers’ rediscover their bodies, with moments of intense sensuality, revitalising this destabilising universe. By offering spectators the representation of a hybrid body, still inhabited by the emotion of human interactions, re-mapping the body once again shows how the language of art provides a means of exploring and enacting new alliances.

“An exploration of the body modified, a futuristic body in the here and now, which we approached with a combination of wariness and fascination. We embarked on an adventure dominated by sensors, calculations, graphs and interfaces, ultimately discovering a body, but a body with an additional component: sound. To be able to hear movement, to “see” music, is a recurrent dream for bodies that dance. Being able to live that dream opened up fascinating artistic possibilities.” Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo.

The compagnie linga receives the support of : Ville de Pully, Canton de Vaud, Pro Helvetia – swiss foundation for culture.

With the support of : Ville de Lausanne, Fondation de Famille Sandoz, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Fondation Leenaards, Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes (SIS), Institut des Sciences du Sport de l’Université de Lausanne (ISSUL), le Fonds National pour la Recherche Scientifique (FNS), Biopac Systems inc