Eric Minh Cuong Castaing

School of Moon

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Eric Minh Cuong Castaing

School of Moon

compagnie Shonen

On a luminous stage, children, small robots and a grown-up couple engage themselves in a zero gravity slow moving dance, smoothly reaching a climax of rhythm and fury. A community is shaping, hierachies and humanity, and slowly the children lead, escape from the stage reality to play.

Some imitate the others, others decide what will be the choreographic movements, some dance on their own. Is it already the self assertion of future leaders or spoiled children or charismatic personalities?

By their side, robots that look like skeletons get into the dance. Mechanic and organic bodies with their blank eyes stare compose a newborn post-human fragile community, in which grown-ups are at the same time, guides and witnesses.

School of Moon carries Shonen's mark with their works involving children. The company questions the multiplicity of the body and dance, crossing new technologies and various dance styles inspired by japanese butô, contemporary and urban dances.