Artistic troupe: Atelier du Lampadaire
ROLE: PRODUCER, CO-DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, DANCER
What if we could transform our everyday life in the city? Inspire more warmth into it, more joy, more encounters… Follow the reveries of a sweeper who, guided by a strange street light, could lead you to a city with new colours.
“Songes urbains” (Urban dreams) is an interactive show. It stages 4 characters: a sweeper and 3 citizens. During the performance, the sweeper will have the power to stop the morose and monotonous lifestyle of those pedestrians to create a colourful and dancing city. Thanks to “magical objects”, he will have the power to manipulate those puppets. The sweeper then ask the audience for their help who will be able to take control of what is happening on stage.
The technical system is made of a set of Wiimotes, hidden in the “magical objects”, and a laptop hidden backstage. The system analyses the movement of the objects and changes the music accordingly. Each character has a specific object, linked to a specific instrument. Shaking the object will play the specific track accordingly and the performers will be ’activated’ or stay still. Therefore, the audience has the impression of controlling what the characters and can shape what is happening on stage.
La Condition Publique - Roubaix - Decathlon Art Foundation - Soirée Danser sa vie - 13 March 2012
LM Festi'Danse - Contemporary dance festival - Kursaal - Hellemmes - 24 March 2012
Street performance - Lille - 01 December 2012
Lucile HAMOIGNON: choreograph, dancer, costumes
Zouhair MAHIEDDINE: comedian
Hugo SMADJA: dancer, musician, technical implementation of the interactive system
Julien CARMES: back stage engineer
Alexandre DELASSUS & David CUNTRERA: photography