SLEEPDANCING I: AR E LUAR
Dance and digitality to help find sleep...
Sleepdancing proposes a novel approach to guided sleep in a new format of digital danceworks. Born as a collaboration between Max Levy Choreographic Works and art duo Cosa Mentale, Sleepdancing blends dance and digital animation into tools for guided hypnosis, an interplay of choreographed bodies and choreographed code that lull the viewer to relaxation.
Frankfurt am Main
With a one-time purchase, you will have access to Ar e Luar indefinitely. From the 25th of February, the film will become available at your leisure, with an option to download. In its current iteration, Sleepdancing's form is not an online event, but a private experience to provide relaxation in the moment before bed. As such, please watch and enjoy when it feels right for you!Ticket needed
Max Levy Choreographic Works
Sleepdancing proposes a novel approach to guided sleep in a new format of digital danceworks. Born as a collaboration between Max Levy Choreographic Works and art duo Cosa Mentale, Sleepdancing blends dance and digital animation into tools for guided hypnosis, an interplay of choreographed bodies and choreographed code that lull the viewer to relaxation. With this unique goal, Sleepdancing stands apart from the standard performance mindset. Here, there is no pressure to be an attentive audience, no obligation to interpret high art. Here, close your eyes when you’re ready; sink in and drift off. Sleepdancing offers a unique opportunity through the beauty of dance and visual art to glimpse the fantasy beneath our eyelids. The first installment Ar e Luar (Portuguese: Air and Moonlight) sets us on the moonlit surface of a distant recurring dream; Lunar goddesses reflecting and echoing one another in an oneiric mixture of intimacy and abstraction, guiding a delicate balance of dance and design. A sound, a spell, an incantation, Ar e Luar suspends us between concentration and serenity to shepherd the last thoughts of our day to the stars.
Conception, Direction, Choreography: Max Levy | Dancers: Patscharaporn Distakul, Josianne Fleming | Digital Artwork: Cosa Mentale | Composition: Max Levy | Camera: Jubal Battisti | Editing and Color: Max Levy | Photography: Yaiza Davilla Gomez | Management and Communication: Lucia Rossi | Rehearsal Assistance: Miguel Toro | Poster Artwork: Max Levy
Special Thanks: Barbara Albers, Kittima & Chartchai Distakul, Anna Driftmier, Emilia Fridholm, Julian Krüger, Vanessa Shields, Guido Stuch, Harumi Terayama, Elsa Valbuena, Widerstand und Söhne
Sleepdancing I: Ar e Luar is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR program, tanz digital aid program of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and a project in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Tanzplattform Rhein-Main.