What kind of choreography arises in the proximity of borders? Which strategies of restriction define movement? Zaides’ new work sets out to explore a dynamic system of action and reaction, limitation and transgression, stasis and mobility. The work is a response to TALOS, an EU-funded initiative that designed an advanced system for protecting European land borders. TALOS was a collaborative project between fourteen institutions from ten countries that was officially conducted between the years 2008-2013. It resulted in a demonstration of a surveillance system that could be deployed in a matter of hours at any location. The system included mobile, semi-autonomous robots that patrol border areas and gain physical and performative presence.
For the TALOS project, Zaides put together a team of choreographers, dramaturges, video artists, and robotic experts. Since 2016, the team has been developing a keynote presentation that references the original project.
Credits & Collaborators
Claire Buisson, Jonas Rutgeerts, Youness Anzane, Nienke Scholts, Effi & Amir, Gabriel Braga, Arkadi Zaides, Amit Epstein, Culture Crew, Thalie Lurault, Etienne Exbrayat, Simge Gücük
Arkadi Zaides / Lara Barsacq
Drone Media Studio (HU), UNICEF
Les Subsistances (FR), La Maison de la Danse (FR), K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie, Tanzplan Hamburg as part of Together Apart project, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (DE), TanzQuartier Wien (AT), NEXT Arts Festival, Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai (BE-FR), CSS, Villa Manin (IT) , CDC Toulouse (FR), Wiesbaden Biennale (DE), Teaterhuset Avant Garden (NO), CCNN – Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes (FR)
Kunstenfestivaldesarts (BE), O Espaço do Tempo (PT), STUK (BE), Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (DE)
With the participation of
With the support of
Transfabrik Fund - the Franco-German Fund for performing arts
Institut des Croisements - Arkadi Zaides is supported by
French Ministry of Culture and Communication - DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes