interdisciplinary, dance, digital performance, in collaboration with kondition pluriel, 30min.
Any device, whether analog or digital, can, by its control of its environment, release expressive potential through the specific configuration of its constraints. Here, boxes, manipulated like pieces of a puzzle and acting as excrescences and extensions of two dancers’ bodies, are, in turn, antennae, light reflectors,
and projection surfaces. Between hard and soft bodies, shell and flesh, a series of osmoses, contaminations, and generative processes unfolds. The performance space is transformed into a number of organic sculptural compositions that are prolonged and elucidated by augmented reality. Playing with the spectators’ perceptions, Enjeux evolves as a non-linear poetic narrative, replete with disparate illusionistic visual and audio references, in which beings, places, systems, and objects blend together in a flow of convergence.
Concept and artistic direction: Martin Kusch and Marie-Claude Poulin
Choreography: Marie-Claude Poulin
Media environment: Martin Kusch & Andreas muk Haider
Sound environment:Alexandre St-Onge
Creative Application Network in a review about the summit:
“Dance R&D troupe kondition pluriel presented a preview of a work-in-progress entitled Enjeux, in which a pair of dancers manipulate a stageful of boxes. As would be expected, sophisticated combinatorial play and makeshift construction ensued. Aided by toggleable LEDs within some of the boxes and clever use of projection mapping, the duo ‘built a world’ out of an array of seemingly mundane everyday objects.”