Hip-Pop – Konnecting Souls by Mitra L. '07
Part of the MIT series "Hip-Pop in French: Contemporary Theater, Film, Dance, Comics and Graphic Arts"
Franck II Louise Company
Hip-Hop and New Technologies:
A Talk and Demonstration
Part of the series Hip-Pop in French: Contemporary Theater, Film, Dance, Comics and Graphic Arts
Sponsored by MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures, the MIT Contemporary French Studies Fund, MIT Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies
Wednesday, October 4
Kresge Little Theater, MIT
Free and open to the public
Co-Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France in Boston
A choreographer and composer, Franck II Louise is a pioneer of the French hip-hop scene. He combines music and dance in a highly original manner and the musicality of movement lies at the heart of his work.
He is presently preparing a new creation titled “Konnecting Souls” which will have its premiere in Paris at the end of October, using live motion capture equipment to generate sounds. Fitted with sensors linked to a musical interface, the dancers compose the music of the show in real time and are becoming musical instruments. The usual process of dance / music creation is turned on its head: here, both dance and music come into being simultaneously. For this stop in Boston, during a lecture/demonstration, Franck II Louise will present his process, the technologies involved, and excerpts of his new piece.
View more information about Franck II Louise Company at http://www.f2louise.com/.
For more French events at MIT: http://web.mit.edu/mit-france/
This should be awesome, and I will post pics if I manage to take any