Is the musical biography of a lonely Lady in Distress, captured in her ivory tower. She has left the company of mortals for that of robots and machines. James, her 'bionic pet' and the only witness of her captivity, only responds to its mistress’ powerful voice. The only form of expression which is left to her is the imperturbable rhythm of her vocal sequences and caprioles.
Françoise Vanhecke’s musical and choreographic theatre invites us to a trip alongside the borders of our virtual and real realities. It looks for the balance of the nudity of our existence and the sheer luxury of our technological possibilities.
Using not only her own voice but also audiovisual equipment, electroacoustic music, video and movement, the artist zaps as it were between reality and the artificial world. Through an eclectic choice of complex composed and free music mixed with improvisation, Electroshocked!
turns out to be a playful and cheerful spectacle. It invites people to think about the evolution of our actual world with all its contradictions."
Harold David, stage - manager
(Note that James the Bionic Pet (2006) was made by Moniek Darge (Belgium, 1952))
Korzo theatre Festival of Voices
Music Gardens Festival / Warschau, July 28
13th International Festival 2D2N (Two days & Two nights of new music) / Odessa, April 21
42nd International Festival Musica Nova / Santos, August 29 / Sao-Paulo, August 30
Walburgkasteel / Sint-Niklaas, November 9
Festival Arti / November 14, Combination with masterclass
Festival Eclats (Festival de la Voix au Pays de Dieulefit France (5th Edition) / Centre d'Art et d'Animation Raymond Dupuy (Poët-Laval) Voix d'Europe / Musique au Château, September 17
Festival Happy New Ears / Kortrijk, 30 September 30 / Budascoop
Logos / Oktober 12
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