Cosmogony – Live digital performance (2021)

PRESENTATION

Cosmogony is a digital show in real time. It is currently touring internationally without traveling #tourwithouttraveling; it is produced from our studio in Geneva and broadcast LIVE and in REAL TIME.

Cosmogony was created for the SIFA festival in Singapore, projected on a live building in Bucharest as part of the BIDFF festival and invited to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival was broadcasted live on Geneva’s local public television, Léman Bleu, and was also presented at the D-CAF in Cairo, MEET in Milan, ZED Festival in Bologna, VR Days in Rotterdam and at the Théâtre de la Danse de Chaillot in Paris in June 2023.

After creating virtual reality shows and multi-user digital shows in real time, we came to the conclusion that virtual reality glasses added a difficulty of accessibility to the piece. On the other hand, by projecting Cosmogony in 2D in a cinema/theater or by videomapping on a building, we make the piece accessible to many more people while keeping it technically simple.

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Cosmogony is a live performance featuring three dancers who are motion captured live at Gilles Jobin Company’s #Studios44MocapLab in Geneva and screened in real time.
The movements of the dancers are captured in Geneva, sliced up into digital ‘bits’ and sent instantaneously through cyberspace to appear as avatars, on screen and in real time for a live audience, thousands of miles away from the company’s studio. The dancers’ bodies and their avatars are entangled like particles in a quantum state, performing spooky actions at a distance, their movements instantaneously teleported across the world. The dancers act as the puppeteers of their own bodies, animating their avatars in real time and composing the cosmogony of a world in suspension. In a cosmic space or in the heart of a virtual city, the moving bodies of the dancers break free from the laws of physics to the droning analog sounds of Swiss doom rock band Tar Pond, offering the audience a mesmerizing journey beyond reality.

Prochaines dates

03
Dec

2023

02-10
Jun
02-10
Jun
Cosmogony – Live digital performance
Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse
Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse, France
Cosmogony at Théâtre Chaillot

Tour

06
Nov
Cosmogony – Live digital performance
Simultaneously in 2 cities
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto, Italie
Cosmogony at Fondazione Nazionale della Danza, Aterballetto Italie
06
Nov
Cosmogony – Live digital performance
ZED Festival: Festival International de Vidéodance. Simultanée dans 2 villes
Teatro Arena del Sole, Italie
Cosmogony at ZED Festival: Festival international de vidéodance, Bologne
27
Oct
23
Sep
Cosmogony – Live digital performance
Broadcast on Léman Bleu live. World premiere.
Cinéma Le Plaza, Suisse
Léman Bleu TV
27
Jan
Cosmogony – Live digital performance
Sundance Film Festival 2022 - The Spaceship Cinema House
Park City, États-Unis
Cosmogony - Sundance Film Festival 2022
25
Jan
Cosmogony – Live digital performance
Sundance Film Festival 2022 - The Spaceship Cinema House
Park City, États-Unis
Cosmogony - Sundance Film Festival 2022
24-26
Jan
Cosmogony – Live digital performance
Sundance Film Festival 2022 - The Spaceship Cinema House
Park City, États-Unis
Cosmogony - Sundance Film Festival 2022

2021

04
Sep
Cosmogony – Live digital performance
Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 7th Edition
Théâtre de l'Odéon, Roumanie
About the event
28-29
Aug
14-16
May
Cosmogony – Live digital performance
Singapore International Festival of Arts - SIFA
Singapour, Singapour
Cosmogony at SIFA 2021

Credits

Director Gilles Jobin

Dancers Susana Panadés Diaz, Rudi van der Merwe, Jozsef Trefeli

Lead Dance Artist Susana Panadés Diaz
Lead 3D Artist Tristan Siodlak
Lead Technologist Camilo de Martino
Lead Technical Artist Pierre-Igor Berthet

Motion Capture Pedro Ribot
Mocap cameras Qualisys

Music Tar Pond
Music Arrangement Marky Edelmann, Tommy Vetterli
Mastering Dan Suter / Echo Chamber

Administration Gonzague Bochud

Production manager Lucía Diaz-Tejeiro

Production Cie Gilles Jobin

With the support of the City and Canton of Geneva and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia