Flesh and Sound / Installation, dance, performance (2023)
Vías’ Flesh and Sound challenges how live art engages the audience. This new creation by Paco Ziel and Bernardo Alvarado Rojas begins with an installation designed by Siam Obregón to inspire the spectator to a state of listening and mindfulness before moving to a performance. Incorporating the sonic study of pre-Hispanic instruments complemented by contemporary technology, as well as kinetic and acoustic vibrations sourced from the human body, this invitation to step away from Western ways of analyzing, feeling, and perceiving sound asks the audience the following question: How do you listen? Through reaction, disruption, or amplification enhanced by a 360 sound design, the performers trigger movement. Choreography and sonic composition are considered as one, and movements are inspired by images of creatures strongly attached to Mexican pre-Hispanic cosmology, bringing echoes from the past into the present.

  Co-creators: Siam Obregón, Bernardo Alvarado Rojas, Paco Ziel. (Vías
  Performers: Rachelle Bourget, Isabel Cruz , Bernardo Alvarado Rojas, Paco Ziel
  Artistic advisor: Ami Shulman
  External eye: Diana León
  Visual direction, art installation design, and set design: Siam Obregón
  Sound Design: Eric Saucke-Lacelle
  Technical Director: Benoit Lariviere
  Lighting Designer: Benoit Larivière
  Costume Design and Installation Fabrics: Camille Thibault-Bédard
  Official photo: Damian Siqueiros

"A unique show, Flesh and Sound touches on the sacred and provides a rich experience overflowing with meaning."
​​​​​Presentations / Exhibitions 
∙  MAI | Montréal, arts interculturels (Montreal, Canada) - 8-11 nov. 2023 ⇢ More info
∙  Parcours Danse - Official Selection (Montreal, Canada) - 2023 
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