Mix-en-scene is a project that aims to develop an acoustic, visual and choreographic experience for the audience, where the performer/dancer/dj, plays a live music set as well as activates choreographic scores.
The scene itself is accompanied by visual pieces generated in real time. It is about building an acoustic and visual session that reproduces mixes and remakes historical and iconic samples of dance, music and visuals.
The proposal makes a journey that experiments with the chronology and the superposition of artistic styles and principles, using postproduction strategies and the dj spirit of appropriation, manipulation and remixing of materials.
The project was originally initiated by the choreographer and dancer Amaranta Velarde and later on the artist and creative technologist Alba Corral has joined the project with the aim of presenting an experience that becomes relevant in its audiovisual as well as its choreographic aspects.
The contents of Mix-en-scene are the result of an investigation around the works of artist who set up new artistic principles and styles. Artist considered avant garde in the past whose works achieved to be popular nowadays. Mix-en scene therefore does not look for the new but searches among the concept of the `old´ that gave rise in time to something `new´.
Mix-en-scene is a becoming of influences among which we find references to Ivonne Rainer, Kraftwerk, Futurists, Satie, Plastikman, Ligeti, Pina Baush, Tom Zé, Ikeda, Fats Domino, Forsythe, Meg Stuart, A Number Of Names, Aphex Tiwn, Vaslav Nijinsky, Daphne Oram, Igor Stravinsky, Mary Wigmann and Laurie Anderson among others.
Concept, performance and dj set: Amaranta Velarde
Light and visual design: Alba G. Corral
Production: La Poderosa, Barcelona.
Supported by: El Graner, Barcelona and Laboral Centre de Arte y Creación
CONTACT AND BLOGS
Blog Alba Corral: blog.albagcorral.com
Blog Amaranta Velarde: amarantavelarde.wordpress.com