Monster

production 2014-2015   8 mn video
A performance combining contemporary dance and interactive digital media based on a contemporary rewriting of The House of Asterion by Jorge Luis Borges (inspired by the myth of the Minotaur).
The performance can be seen from inside or outside.
Duration: 1 hour.
Choreographers: Anne Holst & Jean-Marc Matos
In close collaboration with 1minute69,
Digital artists: Aurélie Dumaret & Emilie Villemagne
Created with and danced by: Marianne Masson & Mario Sáez
Technician and light designer: Yarol Stuber
Video shooting: Claude Jeanmart

Monster is an integral part of the research and creative experimentation being developed in the context of the European project Metabody
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CULTURE PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
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With The house of Asterion, Borges rewrites the myth of the Minotaur, but from the point of view of the monster rather than that of Theseus, the killer of the monster. The gaze is thus displaced allowing for a critical reading where the monster is heard and seen – the monster, which hitherto has been mute and hidden. Monster is a multi faceted immersive project, inviting each audience member to discover, feel, experience and travel through… an interactive performance/installation combining choreography, audiovisual arts and digital technology. The scenographic set (a spiraling labyrinth of suspended screens) allows for the question of being in the world/labyrinth to be perceived by the audience. It proposes different configurations depending on the accommodating space: theatrical stage, auditorium, and non-conventional large space. The audience can attend the performance either from outside the set or share the space of the performers inside the “labyrinthian” spaces and corridors. Changes of perception, via the various surfaces of projection, the multiplied image, the sound diffusion and the optical sensors allow for the set to become a living organism in constant evolution. A “breathing” Monster. This project puts forward a questioning about perception, the perturbation of senses, the sensorial experience and its “surprises”. This project provides the conditions for the emergence of new technological paradigms, and opens spaces of perception where the body is radically valued in its irreducibility and unpredictable and changing diversity: it is both a choreographic scenario involving two dancers (a man and a woman) and the evolving relationship they have with their environment (the labyrinth and its metaphorical representations). * The novel «The House of Asterion » is part of the book The Aleph, J.L. Borges.

18 mn video

 – May 17,  2017, Espace Franquin, Festival “Je suis en corps humain…”, Angoulême
– April 2017, International Video Festival of Casablanca, Morroco
– February 23, 2017, Salle du Jeu du Mail, Pamiers (Ariège)
– October 4, 2016, Altigone, St Orens de Gameville

– 1, 2 et 3 octobre 2015, Théâtre Hiroshima, Barcelone, Espagne
– Saison 2014-2015 : recherche partagée et présentations du spectacle auprès des partenaires du projet européen Metabody, InfoMus (Gênes, Italie), MediaLab Prado (Madrid, Espagne), Université du Bauhaus (Weimar, Allemagne), Steim (Amsterdam, Pays-Bas), Festival Cynetart (Dresde, Allemagne)
– 24 mars 2015, Festival Electrochoc, Bourgoin-Jallieu (près de Lyon)
– 27 février 2015, Théâtre Le Bascala, Bruguières (près de Toulouse)
– Décembre 2014 : Théâtre Le Ring, Toulouse, dans le cadre d’une carte blanche à la compagnie K. Danse
– Octobre 2014 : projet d’action artistique, avec résidence d’adaptation et présentation du spectacle au Centre Culturel Alban Minville, Toulouse. Présentations pour publics jeunes, 9 octobre 2014.
– Janvier-mai 2014 : Lycée Marguerite de Valois à Angoulême dans le cadre du projet « Artistes en Résidence » proposé par la DRAC Poitou-Charentes, la Région Poitou-Charentes, la DRAAF Poitou-Charentes, le rectorat de l’Académie de Poitiers et le Centre d’art contemporain Rurart.
– 28 mars 2014, Théâtre Marcel Pagnol, Villeneuve-Tolosane et séance scolaire à destination des enfants de maternelle, primaire et collège, 27 mars 2014

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