Floating

2016

Ziggurat Project / K.A.I.R. coproduction

dance / installation / video mapping / multi channel sound

A hybrid choreographic installation focusing on sensorial perception. How can we broaden the borders of our sensorial perception in an environment using dance and digital technology instead of blaming the latest for destroying our feeling of mind fullness present ? Our aim is, similarly to floatation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique), which nowadays is used for therapy having the goal to drift someone into a deep state of relaxation and realizing this way the disconnection from today’s busy environment., to place the participants in a space deprived of the endless input of sensory experiences coming from the world outside and immerse them into a common physical experience.

This project was born from the artist in residency program organized by  K.A.I.R. (Košice Artist in Residence) in the summer of 2016, in which Ziggurat Project was involved in cooperation with two Slovakian artists, Matej Ivan and Miroslav Tóth.

Artistic conception, choreography: Flóra Eszter Sarlós
Visual conception, mapping, scenography: Matej Ivan
Musical composition, multi channel sound, live act: Miroslav Tóth
Dancers: Ákos Kalmár, Emese Kovács, Gergő Lukács, Flóra Eszter Sarlós

Partners, supporters:

K.A.I.R. (Košice Artist in Residence), L1 Association, Université Paris 8, Workshop Foundation, SÍN Arts and Culture Center, Pro Progressione

Venues:

19th of September, 2016 - L1danceFest, Budapest (work in progress presentation)
1st of October, 2016 - White Night, Kosice
8th of October, 2016 - White Night, Bratislava
6th of April, 2017 - Bakelit MAC, Budapest - in the frame of BeSpectActive program