ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company

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Created in / Création2018-2019 – Duration / Durée: 30 min – Genre: Interdisciplinary choreographic performance – Concept, Direction, Choreography / Conception, mise en scène & ChorégraphieMehdi Farajpour – Sound Art / Son: Mehdi Farajpour
UK performers (2018): Shelley Eva Haden, Claire Lambert & Laura Vanhulle
FR performers (2019): Neus Canalias Avila, Églantine Chauchaix & Tabea Wittulsky.

Produced by : ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company – Supported by BND (Birmingham Dance Network) in frame Birmingham International Dance Festival (UK), Vivid Projects (UK), Théâtre de l’Oulle (FR) & Digital Village (FR).


CONCEPT :

SoundGraphy is a technology based performance using Movement reactive Sound Sensors on the body of performers with the aim of approaching a new notion of dance: Dematerialised Dance.

SoundGraphy, visually is inspired by an ancient theatrical form from Iran called Ta’zieh that is being performed by non-professional, ordinary men as a religious practice in memory of a martyred Imam. No women were historically allowed to take part in this practice, except as spectators.

In SoundGraphy, three female dancers, representing these men of Ta’zieh, are creating music by moving their bodies (Sensors) into different positions. Without movement, there is no sound. In other words, SoundGraphy is a collaborative musical composition where sound takes precedence over dance. A musical atmosphere is created through movement.


Dans SoundGraphy, les trois danseuses, représentant les trois personages de Ta’zieh, sont équipées de capteurs sonores reliés par Bluetooth à un logiciel produit spécifiquement pour ce projet. La composition musicale est à créer par les danseuses en fonction de leurs mouvements qui rends chaque representation unique et different au niveau de la sonorité.