Five dancers fill the space with their vocal expressions: single words, vocal tics, stammering rhythms, sentences and streams of consciousness, projected as a white digital text on the dark background. The result is a nonsense conversation, understandable only in this context, where everyday speech and movements are connected each other in order to build a coherent communication.
In VOCset, there are no boundaries between narration and music. The soundtrack of the performance is composed of digitally mixed performers’ dialogues. VOCset combines live dialogues and samples recorded by laptop speech recognition systems. The effect is both functional and bizarre; the odd conversation becomes exaggerate.
The performance displays different kinds of human interaction, such as dialogic solitude or sound overproduction, continuous interference or random distraction, all of which influence the body language. VOCset gives dance and coded gesture the power to reshuffle conversation, showing the possibility of these two languages to reshape each other in a common environment.
Saturday 10 October 2015
Brescia | Teatro Grande
corso Zanardelli, 9a
duration: 55 minutes
directed by Ariella Vidach, Claudio Prati
choreography Ariella Vidach
vocal composition Alessandro Bosetti
with Annamaria Ajmone, Chiara Ameglio, Maria Olga Palliani, Manolo Perazzi, Stefano Roveda
light design Stefano Pirandello
production 2014 Compagnia Ariella Vidach – AiEP
with the contribution of MIBACT Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, NEXT Laboratorio delle idee Regione Lombardia, Comune di Milano, DECS Cantone Ticino, Swisslos, DAC Città di Lugano
ARIELLA VIDACH – AIEP
AiEP considers new technologies as the landmark for his artistic research. With a constant outlook to the expressive languages at hand, AiEP focuses its attention on topical issues, as body perception and its reaction when involved in an artificial surrounding. For more than 20 years the artistic directors, Ariella Vidach (choreographer and dancer) and Claudio Prati (videoartist), have been exploring interactive technologies in relationship with the body and its movement. In addition to performing productions, AiEP plays an important role at imparting knowledge on interactive technologies applied to performing art, organizing festivals and producing young artists. In 2013, AiEP also won the WSA e-content creativity Award promoted by the United Nations.