Experiment on Chatting Bodies

Virtuality as a playground for self presentation: Fabien Prioville is fascinated by the influence of new technology on individual communication.

For this production Fabien Prioville was inspired by the video chatroom ‘chatroulette.com’. On this site users present their – sometimes radical – ideas during completely random encounters.

In collaboration with Pascal Merighi, also former dancer of Tanztheater Wuppertal, Fabien Prioville investigates the fascination of these encounters. On facebook he invites people to come and join the performance via skype. He wants to create unforeseeable situations and experiments with their unpredictable outcomes.

Experiment on chatting bodies on Facebook

Concept: Fabien Prioville
Choreography and Dance: Fabien Prioville, Pascal Merighi
Dramaturgy: Jurga Imbrasaite
Lighting design: Michael Götz
Management / PR: Alexandra Schmidt

A production by fabien prioville dance company, in coproduction with tanzhaus NRW and Attakkalari Biennal, Bangalore / India. Subsidized by the Ministry for Family, Children, Youths, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Office for Cultural Affairs of the State Capital of Düsseldorf and the City of Wuppertal and the Stiftung van Meeteren.