Double Vision is an interdisciplinary encounter between two artists: Star Choreographer Carolyn Carlson, whose creations portray a global, narrative, imaginary and metaphorical world, and creative group Electronic Shadow, consisting of architect Naziha Mestaoui and director Yacine Aït Kaci, who fuse space and image to offer fresh ways of viewing of dance.
The fruit of this encounter, Double Vision is a choreography that incorporates the entire stage, in which the body, in this case Carolyn Carlson's in a solo choreography, orchestrates a universe brought to life by technology. The stage becomes an extension of the movements so the only image is the stage itself, and the technology is transparent which makes the viewing experience feel removed from reality. The show is an ode to the imaginary world, a double vision of reality, a visual and sound poem about how our perceptions interrelate, a vision beyond sight. Time and space fold and unfold in an eternal cycle and the show represents a perceptible slice of this.
More than the synchronisation of movement and image, the stage is brought alive by Carolyn Carlson's highly original movements. The space echoes the body and the gigantic costumes become the skin of an image in perpetual motion.
Carolyn Carlson, Electronic Shadow
stage and video design
Electronic Shadow (Naziha Mestaoui and Yacine Aït Kaci)
original music and sounds
Nicolas de Zorzi
Emma Juliard, Electronic Shadow
with the artistic complicity of
Maud Margot Bigiani et de Gilles Nicolas pour l'oiseau et le caméléon
and the techical support of
Leïla Aït Kaci / Noxaka
Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais, iDEALiD, La Condition Publique
in association with
l'Atelier de Paris - Carolyn Carlson
31 mars 2006 à la Condition Publique, Roubaix