A dancer lost in the neon lights, a melancholic robot under the rain, twilight sparks on asphalt.
These are the mental images that triggered Photon Rain. The work is a live dance and music performance in which dancer’s movements are detected by a sensor and mapped to a system that generates abstract visuals and projects them on stage.
Photon Rain finds its inspiration in both body painting and action painting. As the dancers evolves on stage, they effectively paints with their entire body non-objective lightscapes. The synergy created by the choregraphy, visuals and music aims at recreating a virtual mental space of shadows gliding in ephemeral landscapes. The work follows an almost dramatic progression, where color, movement are main actors but remains open for the audience to project on it it’s own fears and fantasies.
Photon Rain’s “action light painting” is made possible by a software developed in-house that detects the dancer’s movements using a 3D sensor, maps them to a fluid and particle simulation system which is then used to generate the “light paint” projected on stage.
Photon Rain is now touring festivals and venues in Spain and Europe.