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Residency | Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum


Relational listening

Residency from February 20-26 + Workshop on February 26, 2pm 5pm

In this long-term artistic research and creation project, we employ biosensors as a means to intervene in our collaborative practice, with regards to understandings of bodies and time in performance. We are developing installations, performances, and workshops, each of which acts as micro-event in which to actualize and examine our approach to interaction design, based on relational awareness and contextual exchange between performers, media, and audience. During our residency at Cloud, our focus will be dual: firstly, we will elaborate our techniques for relational listening between dancers and musicians; secondly, we will work on the choreography and composition of III, a live performance to premiere in April 2017 in Montreal, Canada. We will share aspects of our project with the local community through a lecture-demonstration, as well as a full day workshop for dancers and musicians.

Project Blog: https://ccinternaltime.wordpress.com


Teoma J. Naccarato (Montréal, Canada / London, UK) is a choreographer and interdisciplinary arts researcher. Through her collaborative creations for stage and installation, she explores the appropriation of surveillance and biomedical technologies in contemporary dance and performance. Her work proposes promiscuous encounters between participants, human and nonhuman, to provoke intimacy, vulnerability, and uncertainty. She has shared choreography internationally, with recent presentations of Experience #1167, Synchronism, and X. Naccarato has an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, and is presently pursuing a practice-based PhD at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University. http://www.naccarato.org/dance

John MacCallum (Oakland, USA / Paris, France) is a composer based, since 2004, in Oakland, California. His work is heavily reliant on technology both as a compositional tool and as an integral aspect of performance. His works often employ carefully constrained algorithms that are allowed to evolve differently and yet predictably each time they are performed. MacCallum studied at the University of the Pacific (B.M.), McGill University (M.M.), and UC Berkeley (Ph.D., Music Composition), following which he was awarded a postdoc for several years at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Currently, MacCallum is a postdoctoral researcher with the Extreme Interaction (EX-SITU) research team at Inria Saclay/Université Paris-Sud/CNRS. http://john-maccallum.com

Laura Boudou (Marseille, France) is a contemporary dancer and choreographer. Since 2013, she has performed professionally with choreographers in France, including Shlomi Tuizer/Edmond Russo, Samir El Yamni, Lionel Hoche, Patrice Barthès, Nicolas Hubert, and Patrick Servius. Boudou’s choreographic work examines the sharing and negotiation of differences within human relationships, to build deeper understanding and intimacy.  Recent creations include LOVOL in public space in collaboration with Sophia Boudou Archiecte-scenographe, B333 (2016), Voile de croissance (2012).

Residency | Lowlands Light project | DalioArts


13 November – 18 December 2016

Movement labs | Wednesday 30 nov 10:00-12:00 / Monday 5 and 12 dec 20:00-22:00| €5/lab

Presentation |jan 2017 more details soon|

Monica Sharon is a choreographer and filmmaker with DalioArts, a performing arts collective which aims to create work in collaboration with artists of various disciplines. She is currently in residence at the DCR guest studios, along with choreographer Angela Fegers and visual artist Taffy Boudewijns, who are also a part of DalioArts.

She is here to start the creation of Lowlands Light project, an interdisciplinary installation combining dance, light sculptures, film and live music. Currently, she is at research stage of the movement section of the project.

The Lowlands Light Project aims to culminate into an interactive installation that combines choreography, light sculptures, short films and a color of choice. Each color chosen on the four button switchboard corresponds to a certain choreography, film and multiple light sculptures, strategically placed, to illuminate the performer. The way the performance unfolds is decided by the participator, who will choose an order of colors without knowing the outcome beforehand.

At the Cloud/Danslab, we aim to research, experiment, learn and connect with the community. Through movement research and experimentation within the space, we look to find ways of moving that can be transferred to different sites, while experimenting with compositional structures, such as the chance theory. Our research days are our lab days where we experiment, play and explore.

Through our weekly classes, we connect with the community, experiment, research and learn from our participants as much as we hope they would learn from us. An exchange in knowledge and ideas is what we look for in every class we lead. We do not consider ourselves to be the sole teachers of the classes, but merely a guide to encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
At the end of our time here at the Cloud/Danslab, we will finish with a small, informal showing with a concept in support of our current piece, The Lowlands Light project. This showing will be just a taste of what’s to come in the near future.