SOMNAMBULES is a choreographic and interactive
show in 12 scenes and their preludes. It puts together contact dance,
painting, video and music.
Dance Contact Improvisation, which for Didier
Silhol is in France one of the forerunners, deals with physical
laws and human relations through gravity and expansion, altruism and
resistance, inertia and impulse, submission and refusal, things which
find their resolution in dance.
Filmed movements of the dancers are screened into scenery built from
painted elements, playing with matter and transparency.
Interactive music is composed after the emotions it renews ad infinitum,
confronted with the images.
Interactivity, both graphical and musical, places the player at the
heart of the choreography.