«Folies de Seeinteracting» is the result of the application of 3D motion capture techniques to music and dance. Specifically developed on the occasion of the International Performing arts festival in Terni, this technology cast a new light on music and dance, creating a unique strong bond between the two elements. The dancing act does not follow a predefined music track. On the contrary, the choreography actively modifies the sounds and generates the necessary conditions for a recursive, reciprocal interaction between sound and gesture. The performance is enriched by the spontaneity of improvisation, in both music and dance. The origins of this performance can be found in the ancient Iberian dance, the so-called “follia” which was particularly widespread at the end of the XV and XVI centuries.
Selected as one of the top 20 performance of 2016 by the Region of Lazio within the framework of the “Lazio Creativo” programme and included in the book “100 Stories of creativity”
Seeinteracting is an ongoing research project regarding 3D motion capture technologies applied to sound, dance, and other performing arts, as well as the biomedical field. It was born withing the MIS, “Master in Ingegneria del Suono e dello Spettacolo” (Master of sound Engineering and Perfoming Arts) at the Electronic Engineering Department of the Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, from the cooperation between Marco Bertola, Emiliano Daddario, Maurizio Massarelli e Gianluca Susi, all of which teach some of the Master courses there. This project also features the collaboration of the dancer/coreograph Livia Massarelli as well as other students that are working on their thesis in the department of electronic engineering.
Music and Cello: Maurizio Massarelli
Interaction and live electronics: Marco Bertola
Dancers: Margherita Costantini e Francesca Formisano
Choreography: Livia Massarelli
Engineering: Gianluca Susiwww.seeinteracting.com
Architect: Margherita Costanza Salvini
Zephyr Visual Project (Marco Artibani)
In collaboration with: Associazione Filarmonica Umbra
First execution: “International performing arts festival” – Terni 2015 –