Cosmogony – video projection in real time (2021)

Gilles Jobin


Cosmogony is a live digital performance, in which virtual dancers appear in real time at the local venue or festival being remotely motion captured live from our studio in Geneva. Thanks to our network Cosmogony can be performed simultaneously in more than one venue.

Thanks to real-time motion capture technology we have developed, the data of the dancer’s movement is sent through the network to be reconstructed, in real time. The real dancers connect their avatars in the 3D spaces on the screens to compose the cosmogony of a virtual world in suspension. In a sidereal space or within a virtual forest, the moving bodies of the dancers are freed from the laws of physics and offer a unique contemplative experience to the audience.


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

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