The Game of Life
Interactive dance performance by Le principe d’incertitude
The Game of Life is a sextet for three dancers and three musicians, whose ambition is to find new performative relationships between dance and music. The piece’s score, seen as a cellular ecosystem, is generative, and based on principles of reaction, signalling, and cooperation between the six performers.
The title of the piece is a reference to the simulation game conceived by the English mathematician John Horton Conway, in which groups of cells evolve according to their environment, based on simple rules, and which, from iteration to iteration, produce complex and intricate patterns. The Game of Life is the proposal of a form; an experience that embodies the porosity and fragility of our bodies crossed by sound and movement.
Choreography · Pierre Godard and Liz Santoro (Le principe d’incertitude)
Music · Pierre-Yves Macé
Dancers · Mark Lorimer, Philippe Renard, Liz Santoro
Musicians from L’Instant Donné · Maxime Echardour, Saori Furukawa, Mayu Sato-Brémaud
Space · Mélanie Rattier
Lighting · Pierre Godard and Mélanie Rattier
Interaction design & research · John Sullivan
Costumes · Marguerite Tenot and Liz Santoro
Sound engineer · Aria de la Celle
Lighting technician · Emmanuel Fornès
Production · Le principe d’incertitude et L’Instant Donné. Coproduction · Cndc Angers, CCN - Ballet de Lorraine, CCN de Caen en Normandie, Théâtre du Beauvaisis. Support · Caisse des dépôts Mécénat, Ernst Von Siemens Foundation, SACEM, CNC - DICRéAM, La POP, CN D Centre national de la danse, Atelier de Paris / CDCN
NOV 26, 2022 | Espace Bernard Mantienne | Verrières-le Buisson, FR
NOV 22, 2022 | Cndc Angers | Angers, FR
MAY 31, 2023 | Théâtre du Beauvaisis | Beauvais, FR
with additional dates summer 2023..