Cosmogony – video projection in real time (2021)

Gilles Jobin


Cosmogony is a digital choreographic performance in real time. Thanks to our motion capture technology, the dancers’ gestures are filmed in real time from our studio in Geneva and projected live for an audience in attendance, sometimes thousands of kilometres away.

Dancers animate their avatars in real time and compose the cosmogony of a virtual world in suspension. In a sidereal space or in the heart of a virtual city, the moving bodies of the dancers free themselves from the laws of physics and offer the audience a mesmerizing journey beyond reality.

The creative team is Swiss and the musical score is by the Zurich-based group Tar Pond.


Artistic Director and Choreographer Gilles Jobin
Lead Dance Artist Susana Panadés Diaz
Dancers Susana Panadés Diaz, Rudi van der Merwe, József Trefeli
Soundtrack Tar Pond

Creative director and Technologist Camilo de Martino
Lead 3D Artist Tristan Siodlak
Developer Pierre-Igor Berthet
Technical director Hugo Cahn

Arrangement Marky Edelmann, Tommy Vetterli
Mastering Dan Suter at Echo Chamber

Motion capture Cie Gilles Jobin – Hugo Cahn
Administration Gonzague Bochud
Administrative assistant Laura Babaci

Production Cie Gilles Jobin, Geneva, Switzerland
Co-production La Comédie de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Supported by City of GenevaPro Helvetia – Swiss Arts CouncilCanton of Geneva – Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore


> Léman Bleu, 20/05/21, “La vie d’artiste, Cosmogony de la Cie Gilles Jobin” (2’57)


14-15-16 May : World Premiere, Singapore International Festival of Arts – SIFA, Singapore
28-29 August: Inauguration of La Comédie de Genève Theatre, Geneva, Switzerland
4 September: Bucharest International Film Festival – BIDFF 7, Bucharest, Romania

10 – 11 October : La Commanderie, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
9 – 10 November : Dance Week Festival Zagreb, ZAGREBAČKI PLESNI CENTAR, Croatia