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re-mapping the body by Compagnie Linga

It’s Bangalore next. The music of re-mapping the body is entirely created by the movements of the dancers, as they explore a new relationship with their bodies augmented by the possibility of making sound.


Director and Choreographer: Marco Cantalupo and Katarzyna Gdaniec

Dancers: Hyekyoung Kim, Ai Koyama, Dorota Łęcka, Michael Theophanous, HyunWoo Nam, David Gernez

Tour technician: German Schwab

Sound Database: Christophe Calpini

Interactive systems: Alain Crevoisier

Lights: Bert De Raeymaecker Photographer: Gert Weigelt

Touring & promotion: Luisa Daniel

Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council and swissnex India present
re-mapping the body, a contemporary dance performance by Compagnie Linga

Friday 20 February 2015 at 7:00 pm
Saturday 21 February 2015 at 7:00 pm
at the FICCI Auditorium Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi 110001
Entry: Complimentary passes available at the venue on the day of the performances.
Seating on a first-come first-served basis.
Children under the age of eight not permitted.

Thursday 26 February 2015 at 7:30 pm
Friday 27 February 2015 at 7:30 pm
Venue: Ranga Shankara
Entry: as per venue rules

About the event:
re-mapping the body
hear the movement / see the music
The work presented by Compagnie Linga makes use of the dominant role of science and technology as adjuncts to the human body, illustrating the complexity and ambiguity of our relationship with technology. Where we fear the never-ending flows of data that might ultimately overwhelm our bodies, the dancers transmute these flows, subduing and resisting them. By re-appropriating the measurement devices they show the human body in a new light – and give it a new resonance, too, with sounds created using gyroscopes, accelerometers and other technologies, transforming the performance space.

The music of re-mapping the body is entirely created by the movements of the dancers.

In a sound ‘system’ developed in association with Christophe Calpini, dancers explore a new relationship with their bodies augmented by the possibility of making sound, a laboratory, through which the dancers rediscover their bodies, with moments of intense sensuality. By offering spectators the representation of a hybrid body, still inhabited by the emotion of human interactions, re-mapping the body once again shows how the language of art provides a means of exploring and enacting new alliances.

The Company Linga is supported by City of Pully, Canton of Vaud and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. A collaboration with the Sports Science Institute at the University of Lausanne, the Geneva University of Music, Future Instruments and Biopac Systems Inc.

Photo credit: Gert Weigelt
To view poster click here.

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