Eco Echo, Artificial Circulation

Piece for 5 artists
Choreography by Dai Jian

At a time of energy savings and the inexorable call of our planet to cherish it and respect the fragile balance of its ecosystem, Dai Jian would like to take a singular look, as a dancer of our time, for a while, on what contemporary ecology may mean through our bodies, in our movements and our human and creative relationship with Nature.

He seeks to understand how the most cutting-edge inventions and creations of our era are going to serve the rebirth of an almost lost nature. He would like a dance to offer lasting human energy and inspire the continuity and reincarnation of the movement of our species, which is deeply embedded in our highly technological world.

Eco Echo, Artificial Circulation is a piece in which the energy of movement is transmitted, transformed and reincarnated by traveling from one dancer to another without anything coming to stop in the gestures and the course of the movement. The choreography is supported by imposing half-human, half-plastic works representing the primary building blocks of Nature. There are 5 artists, like the elements in Chinese tradition, and each of them plays a crucial role in the balance of Ying and Yang.

This balance now depends on us, on the progress and the march of Science towards a digital future faster than the light, abundant, and mysterious, which every man embraces and wishes for the best. Our technologies, our knowledge accumulated and saved on hard disks, then recycled, and reused will it save the most basic balance of Nature, including our bodies sometimes a little abused by our learned minds but naturally consumers.
Research in progress for the future creation 2022.
Project supported in experimental residency by LE RAMDAM, UN CENTER D’ART

Research in progress for the future creation 2022.
Project supported in experimental residency by LE RAMDAM, UN CENTER D’ART
Hosted in residence at the Aurillac Manufacture and the Choreographic Studio Chapelle Sainte-Marie
With research assistance from the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region and operating assistance from the City of Lyon

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