Stocos

Kunstner: Stocos
Tittel: Piano & dancer II
Medium: Performance
Location: Trondhjems Kunstforening, 2nd floor (above Café Ni Muser)
Premiere: Thursday 26th march at 19:00 (duration: 50 min)
Other dates: 27-28.03 at 19:00 and 28-29 march at 14:00
Tickets: 200 NOK ordinary tickets / 100 NOK student/hønnor/scenekust/NBK and TBK members/TKF members
https://tkf.hoopla.no/sales
NB! This is an intimate performance with a limited audience of 25 people per show.
See also http://metamorf.no/stocos/

On stage, a dancer and a piano. There is no pianist. The dancer starts making her choreography and the instrument’s keys move responding to her gestures. The music sounds even if her body does not touch the instrument.  

Piano &Dancer II is an interactive dance piece for a dancer and a mechanical piano. The piece presents the dancer and the piano as two performers whose movements are mutually interdependent. The music of the piece is produced by the mechanical movements of the piano, which are a real-time response to the gestures and expressiveness of the dancer. In this way, the spectator can perceive acoustically intimate aspects of the dance choreography that are usually hidden through the sound that the movements generate.  

Piano and Dancer II is a clear, direct and intuitive work art and technology where two disciplines interact, music and dance, to push each other’s boundaries, supported by state-of-the-art-technology that has been developed following artistic needs. The result is a hybrid form: a finely composed dance performance but also a high-quality piece of music.  

Piano & Dancer II is curated and produced by Trondhjems Kunstforening in collaboration with Meta.Morf 2020. The previous version of the piece has been shown in a range of European theatre houses. Piano & Dancer II is a new version adapted to the intimate rooms of an art gallery. 

Bringing Instituto Stocos to Trondheim has been possible due to a mobility grant awarded by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) through its Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE). Special thanks to Institute of Music Technology at NTNU for letting us borrow the mechanical piano and to LKV for welcoming Stocos to their art community.

CHOREOGRAPHY: Muriel Romero 
MUSIC: Pablo Palacio 
PERFORMANCE: Muriel Romero 
SOFTWARE AND INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY: Pablo Palacio, and Daniel Bisig. 
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DESIGN: Daniel Bisig 
CURATOR and DRAMATURG: Elena Pérez 
PRODUCTION: Instituto Stocos, Trondhjems Kunstforening 
DISSEMINATION: Trondhjems Kunstforening and Meta.Morf 
SUPPORTS:  EU ICT H2020, Comunidad de Madrid, La Casa Encendida (Spain),  Unterwegs Theater (Heidelberg, Germany), Infomus-Casa Paganini-University de  Genova (Italy) and Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology of Zurich  (Switzerland).  
SUPPORTS for Piano & Dancer II: Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Trondhjems Kunstforening (TKF) and Trondheim Electronic Art Center (TEKS). 

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