DANCE CONCERT, Taichung National Theatre

Martin Argyroglo

Martin Argyroglo


55 min
Premiere: The National Taichung Theater in Taiwan
7 + 8 April, 2018.

" I have no desire to become the world’s next Clara
Rockmore — I am much more interested in using this experimental instrument experimentally! " — John Cage

Following the invention of Russian physicist Léon Theremin (1896-1993) the work studies operational parameters of terpsitone, an analogue space-played instrument that uses ether waves, electromagnetic fields, and the electrical conduction of the human body. As opposed to the traditional European instrument that involves direct physical contact, terpsitone is played through a virtual field. DANCE CONCERT is a dynamic entanglement, without apparent boundaries, where dancing bodies participate in the process of sound production.

Conception : Ola Maciejewska
Dance: Keyna Nara, Julia Plawgo, Frida Giulia Franceschini
Music: Kerwin Rolland
Antennas: Wilco Botermans
Light, technical direction: Rima Ben Brahim
Stands: Ola Maciejewska
Costume: Valentine Sole
Supervision: Dorit Chrysler (New York Theremin Society)
Production: Elodie Perrin / so we might as well dance
Acknowledgments : Lydia Kavina, Nienke Scholts, Judith Schoneveld, Giacomo Sponzilli, Andrew Todd, Elisa Battistutta.

With support from the Hermès Foundation within the framework of the programme ‘New Settings’.

Co-production: National Taichung Theater (TW), Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie (FR), Productiehuis /Theater Rotterdam (NL), Ballet National deMarseille (FR), Veem Huis voor Performance (NL), Festival d’Automne à Paris (FR), Centre Pompidou (FR).
With the support of: ARCADI
Thanks to: GMEM – Centre National de Création musicale (FR), Teatro Municipal do Porto Rivoli, Campo Alegre (PT), La Ménagerie de Verre (StudioLab) (FR), Montévidéo Marseille (FR), CN D (FR) .


1 – 12 May: Le centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie / FR
26 – 30 June: Le centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie / FR
3 – 7 July: Menagerie de Verre / FR
16 – 24 August: Montevideo / FR
30 August: National Taichung Theatre / TW (Presentation of work in progress)

18 – 31 January: GMEM – La Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille / FR
5 – 10 February: CN D, Paris / FR
14 – 24 February: Teatro Municipal do Porto, Campo Algere, Porto / PT
26 February – 13 March: Productie Huis Rotterdam, Rotterdam / NL
16 March: La Briquetterie, Paris / FR (Performance of an excerpt of the work)
2 – 6 April: National Taichung Theatre, Taichung / TW
6 – 11 September: Productie Huis Rotterdam, Rotterdam / NL
17 – 29 September: Le centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie, Caen / FR