Intertwining body movement with technology is no easy feat. It took the collaborative artistic efforts of artists Adrien Mondot, Claire Bardainne from Adrien M/Claire B Company and Mourad Merzouk from his dance company Käfig to bring to life *Pixels*. The dynamic French trio use 11 dancers to perform to music while a light projector shows images of our modern digital world. It is a tête-à-tête of body movement to the bodiless artificial intelligence. The dancers can be seen skating to the rapid speed of technology, to exploring the abstract world. At times the lights and the dancers seem to fuse together. The Adrien M.Claire B company has been performing with digital arts since 2004. Merzouk’s Käfig, which means ‘cage’ in French and German, uses martial arts, hip hop and circus arts to their repertoire. The video is a small tease of the hour long presentation.
This Mesmerizing Dance Between Humans And Computers Is Impossibly Wonderful. January 3, 2017