The Game of Life

Interactive dance performance by Le principe d’incertitude

First rehearsal at CCN - Ballet de Lorraine (February 2022). 馃摳: CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

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 路 Pierre Godard and Liz Santoro (Le principe d’incertitude)
Music 路 Pierre-Yves Mac茅
Dancers 路 Mark Lorimer, Philippe Renard, Liz Santoro
Musicians from L’Instant Donn茅Maxime Echardour, Saori Furukawa, Mayu Sato-Br茅maud
Space 路 M茅lanie Rattier
Lighting 路 Pierre Godard and M茅lanie Rattier
Interaction design & research 路 John Sullivan
Costumes 路 Marguerite Tenot and Liz Santoro
Sound engineer 路 Aria de la Celle
Lighting technician 路 Emmanuel Forn猫s

Production 路 Le principe d’incertitude et L’Instant Donn茅. Coproduction 路 Cndc Angers, CCN - Ballet de Lorraine, CCN de Caen en Normandie, Th茅芒tre du Beauvaisis. Support 路 Caisse des d茅p么ts M茅c茅nat, Ernst Von Siemens Foundation, SACEM, CNC - DICR茅AM, La POP, CN D Centre national de la danse, Atelier de Paris / CDCN

NOV 26, 2022 | Espace Bernard Mantienne | Verri猫res-le Buisson, FR
NOV 22, 2022 | Cndc Angers | Angers, FR

MAY 31, 2023 | Th茅芒tre du Beauvaisis | Beauvais, FR

with additional dates summer 2023..

John Sullivan
John Sullivan
Postdoctoral researcher

Postdoctoral researcher exploring research through design in the areas of music, movement, dance, and human-computer interaction.