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The heart of sound

The heart of sound

BA-BOOM BA-BOOM BA-BOOM BA-BOOM BA-BOOM BA-BOOM BA-BOOM

Sound and choreographic performance enacted by volunteer participants of all ages and from all backgrounds (ages 11 to 75 to date) whose heartbeats are broadcast live. Amplified through a mixer that Maguelone Vidal operates, these raw sounds give rise to a sound composition.

 

Each performer has developed, with choreographer Fabrice Ramalingom, a movement that distinguishes him/ her, emphasizing the primitive gesture chosen by and for each one. It is like a signature that each performer uses to accelerate his/her heart rate and expand the overall sonic range…

BA-BOOM say the living, several dozen times a minute. BA-BOOM: the heartbeat, normally unheard except in moments of extreme intimacy or during a cardiac ultrasound, here, passes through all our layers to immerse us collectively in the depths of its sound, Like the BA-BOOM of the mother’s heart reaches the foetus, the first sound from ‘‘outside’’ is heard, the first irruption of the other in our heart of hearts.

 

BA-BOOM singular and universal, plural and unique, our cardiac DNA in a certain manner . In a public space, each of us comes to absorb our share of a private moment, making it into a chorus.

 

Our bodies. Our beating hearts. The blood owing through our arteries. The sound of our lives. The pulse of our cities.

TEAM

Maguelone Vidal – stage direction, composition, live music
Fabrice Ramalingom – choreographic collaboration
Emmanuel Duchemin – sound engineer
Romain De Lagarde – light engineer
With the one or several groups of voluntering perfomers

PRODUCTION

Production Intensités
With the support of Théâtre de la Cigalière – SÉRIGNAN.

The show is part of the Performing Arts Support Program Charter Diffusion with Onda (National Office for Artistic Diffusion), Arcadi Île-de-France, l’Oara Nouvelle Aquitaine, l’Odia Normandie, Occitanie en Scène and Spectacle Vivant en Bretagne (five regional offices for artistic diffusion).

SHOWS

Festival Son Miré, FABREZAN – September 8th, 2012

ZAT, MONTPELLIER (6 shows) – November 10th and 11th, 2012

Théâtre du Périscope, NÎMES (3 shows) – November 30th, 2012

Centre Chorégraphique National de MONTPELLIER OCCITANIE (3 shows) – March 21st, 2013

Festival Sidération, Centre National d’Études Spatiales, PARIS (2 shows) – March 22nd and 23rd, 2013

ZAT, MONTPELLLIER (6 shows) – April 13th and 14th, 2013

Festival UZÈS DANSE (3 shows) – June 13th and 14th, 2014

NUIT BLANCHE PARIS (6 shows) – October 1st, 2016

Château Comtal, Cité de CARCASSONNE (2 shows) – September 7th, 2017

Pronomade(s), Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public MARTRES TOLOSANE (2 shows) – September 6th and 7th, 2018

Pushkin Museum, MOSCOW (2 shows) – January 30th, 2020