Interactive Tap Dance Performance
Premiered in January 2018
Produced for TEMPS D‘IMAGES Festival
Presented at Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf
Together with Luka Tap Productions
In Tap Dance, the performers act as dancers and musicians at the same time. In cooperation with an advanced Tap Dance ensemble lead by Daniel Luka, we extend this symbiosis on the visual and sonic level to create a unique fusion of sound, body and light.
In the course of several phases, the performance follows the dancers on a journey from the origin of Tap Dance through scenes of challenging choreography and spontaneous improvisation towards a multi-sensory climax.
Through specialized tracking technology, live processing of the Tap sounds and omnidirectional interaction, the audio-visual stage realm becomes an active participant of the performance that responds to the movements of the dancers.
Created by Xenorama (Lorenz Potthast, Marcel Bückner, Moritz Richartz, Richard Oeckel, Tim Heinze)
Stage Design: Xenorama
Interactive Choreography: Xenorama
Dancers: Ana Gudiño Aguilar, Daniel Luka, Nikolai Kemeny
Additional Composition & Music: Roman Babik
Dramaturgical Advice: Sarah Petronio, Heinz Voss
Supported by the cultural affairs office of Düsseldorf and the EU-Project “The People’s Smart Sculpture”
Funded by the program “Creative Europe” of the Europian Union.
Additional support by Neumann&Müller and the Hochschule Düsseldorf