ROCKS - Experimental contemporary dance for Niobe’s mourning with the use of digital technologies through Myo armband which, by detecting muscle impulses, translates them into commands for computers.

The title is derived from the Greek myth of Niobe, turned into a weeping rock, a rock with spring! Starting from this story and the sculpture group displayed in the room, the performance establishes a dialogue between past and present, statues and human body, a dialogue with lights, sounds and visitors. The performer dances among sculptures and her actions recreate a single moment, a sort of freeze frame pervaded with abstraction and poetry. She wears a Myo armband, an interactive device activated through arm movements, so that muscle contractions and rotations send signals to computers. It allows the dancer to modify and change the images which will be projected on two of the statues on display. 



Room of Niobe (42)