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May 07, 2007



@ Elektra 08

Schwelle II at Elektra 08 / Place des Arts / Cinquieme Salle Series, May 10-12, 2007 :: Schwelle is a three part new media and performance project using cutting edge acoustic and interactive technologies to explore the extreme threshold states of consciousness that constitute human experience. Part II is a live performance in which the audience confronts a lone single performer Michael Schumacher, master improviser and former dancer with William Forsythe's Frankfurt Ballet, experiencing the traumatic transition period between death and rebirth. Utilizing wireless sensor networks in the room and on the dancer's body, Part II creates a stage environment where light, sound and objects take on their own choreography, performing with Schumacher, breathing, and behaving alongside him. Where does the body end and the room begin? What happens in the threshold where body and room merge, mutually influencing and transforming each other?

Concept/Direction: Chris Salter in collaboration with Michael Schumacher
Performer: Michael Schumacher
Dramaturgy: Heidi Gilpin
Lighting: Leah Xiao
Sound Design/Programming: Marije Baalman, Daniel Grigsby, Chris Salter,
Philip Viel
Interaction Design/Sensing/Programming: Marije Baalman
Production Technical Director: Harry Smoak

Co-Production: Elektra Festival and Place des Arts/Cinquieme Salle with
the support of Tesla Medien Kunst Labor-Berlin, Transmediale, ACREQ, Hexagram, Concordia University, FQRSC

Thursday-Saturday, May 10-12, 2007, 20:00
Place des Arts/Cinquieme Salle
Place des Arts
For tickets please call: 514-842-2112
or http://www.pda.qc.ca

Posted by newradio at May 7, 2007 01:34 PM