What is the consistency of dreams in today’s world of technological innovation and virtual reality? The works by Adrien M & Claire B are a possible answer to this question.
Present at Romaeuropa 2014 with Hakanaï and in 2015 with Le mouvement de l’air, the duo founded in 2004 by scientist and juggler Adrien Mondot and graphic designer Claire Bardainne, is back to enchant spectators at the Festival with a new version of Cinématique, a work which won the 2009 jury’s award in the international dance and new technology competition held at the BainsNumériques Festival in France.
The movement of the bodies – according to the film reference in the title – is the key to making this new day-dream vibrate: a sequence of virtual landscapes composed of natural elements, numbers, lines, points, letters and abstract figures that interact with the body of a dancer or a juggler, thanks to the sophisticated software developed by Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne. It is precisely this software development that the two artists have been working on for more than three years (resulting in the eMotion program), allowing bodies and objects in Cinématique to take on new physical conformations and new possibilities of movement: this is where the dance becomes playful and flirtatious, the juggling creates visionary relationships with objects and the music by Christophe Sartori and Laurent Buisson makes the space vibrate poetically and draws new territories for exploration.
Because the primary interest of Adrien M & Claire B is the spectator’s emotional activity: they fling open the doors to dreams and imagination, eliminating the border between dreams and reality.
Creation 2010 Adrien M & Claire B
Concept Adrien Mondot
Jugglers Joseph Viatte
Dancers Marie Tassin
Music, Creating sound Christophe Sartori, Laurent Buisson
Creating lights Elsa Revol, Jérémy Chartier
Dramaturgy Charlotte Farcet
Sound Wilfrid Haberey
Lights Rosemonde Arrambourg
Technical direction Alexis Bergeron
Amministration Marek Vuiton
Production, Booking Charlotte Auché
Production Margaux Fritsch, Delphine Teypaz
Production Adrien M / Claire B
Coproduction, Support Hexagone, scène nationale di Meylan, La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale di Marne la Vallée, Elmediator, scène conventionnée musiques actuelles et arts numériques di Perpignan, [ars] numerica, centro europeo delle arti digitali di Montbéliard, Les Subsistances, Lyon, Le Théâtre de Création / City of Grenoble, Centre des arts, Enghien-les-Bains, Manège.mons/CECN Partecipation DICREAM, DRAC Rhône-Alpes, Conseil régional Rhône-Alpes, Conseil Général Isère – Ville de Grenoble
The project won the ‘gran prix du jury’ in the context of the international competition ‘dance and new technologies’ organized by Festival Bains Numériques #4 di Enghien-les-Bains in the June 2009.
The company Adrien M / Claire B is accredited by DRAC Rhône-Alpes and supported by City of Lyon.
Photo © Adrien Mondot