S’ODINONSUONARE with Maria Mavridou Presents: Flex. Dance during wartime

April 27th, 2014 
STEIM Concertspace, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam STEIM Concertspace, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam

S’ODINONSUONARE is an italian collective founded in 2010 and directed by Marco Campana (sound designer) and Alessio Mazzaro (visual artist and director).


RADICI, the third project of the collective, began in the 2012 a research about interaction between sound and gesture using sound installations and movement sensors. RADICI has been hosted at the independent section of Verona Art Fair 2012, Museum MUSIL of Brescia, Gallery Spazio Pelodrilli and other exhibition places.The group is developing a method to Study the emotional and physical response of the dancer by a particular audio effect and how it can modify the choreography directions, the movements.

Project Flex. Dance during wartime

Flex is a long time project about the relationship between choreography and music composition. Our research has began building an instrument you don’t play with your hands, like most of musical instruments are done, but with arms and legs. In this way we can amplify the motions of the body playing and put this at the same level of producing sounds? now we have a new interaction between dance and music. An electronic wireless instrument has been specially created to allow the performer to generate sounds with movements. The device consists of sensors (flex sensors) capable of providing a numeric value corresponding to their same flexion. This data is transmitted through a wireless system to a computer. Wearing these sensitives elements through the sleeves on elbows and knees you can get a value that corresponds to the bending of limbs.

In the last rehearsals we eventually focused on sounds used in radio drama, thriller movie effects and old cartoons movements. We present at Steim “Dance during wartime” the first part of the project Flex. It is a dance performance about cultural source of conflicts, how the media talk about conflicts and how they are perceived by the people that are not in. Dance as a way to face better the conflicts.

DATE: Sunday the 27th of April, 2014
TIME: 16:00
LOCATION: Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
COST: Free

“A Morale Booster. during the war. Every town and village had a hall where dancing could take place. The bigger dance halls had orchestras, the smaller ones had a three piece band or records, sometimes only a piano”
BBC. An Archive of World War Two memories. Today’s generation have no idea what part the dance halls played in keeping up morale

This project is supported by the project DE.MO./MOVIN’UP II sess. 2013 by MINISTERO DEI BENI E DELLE ATTIVITà CULTURALI E DEL TURISMO and GAI.