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Hakanai: AN IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE INSIDE A CUBE OF LIGHT

by Ariadna Zierold

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Hakanaï is the union of two Japanese characters (one meaning “man” and the other “dream”) used to define the ephemeral and the fragile. In this dreamlike environment, a single dancer moves within a cube, interacting with the images projected on its walls, tracing arcing parabolas and sine waves with hands, arms, and feet.

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The dancer takes a visual journey into a 3D space between dreams and reality.  The choreographed performance installation combines video projection mapping, CGI, and sensors to dynamically respond to the movements and proximity of its performer. Its visuals and sounds are generated and animated live, offering a uniquely different performance for each and every iteration.

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Its appeal lies in the one-on-one exchange that takes place between performer and complex programming. They often mine theoretical and mathematical sources for inspiration for their work and rely on the empirical study of the world around them as their guide.

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Conception Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne
Danse Akiko Kajihara
Interprétation numérique, en alternance Adrien Mondot, Claire Bardainne
Création sonore Christophe Sartori, Loïs Drouglazet
Régie générale Laurent Lechenault
Dans le cadre du programme FRIMAS (Consulat Général de France à Québec et Institut français)