Prometheia Medea Electronique & Cie Sébastien Perrault

  •  Published on: 19/09/2018

To kill the death: Have we succeeded
to convert the longevity supplement
in a lifetime supplement?

Franck Damour, Heureux les mortels, car ils sont vivants

    Medea Electronique art collective continues her research into myth, trying to explore the boundaries of technology and to create a new type of drama: The Poetics of the Digital Era Can technology be poetic? Prometheus is now free and wandering. The gods have died. Having given the fire-technology to humans, he stands to observe them: with the fire they try to live well, to move beyond. They feel omnipotent. They are players and play-things, the game of the world continues. We conceive music, poetry, dancer's body, digital interactive technology, as versions of fire-technology. 
    A performance-score, driven by musical compositions, sounds and improvisations of the musicians, the lyric singer and the dancers on stage. Using the human body as thread, the French dance group Cie Sébastien Perrault choreographs and animates with an already existing experience in contemporary representations of myth. And then, the Logos, is always present: The poetic text flows during the performance, composed of extracts from Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus and lyrics that Medea Electronique especially composed for the show. Video mapping, live visuals, live electronics and audio-video-body interaction as a rhapsode, weave the story.


Concept & Curation: Medea Electronique 
Music: Manolis Manousakis, Dimitris Tigkas, Guido de Flaviis
Dramaturge: Angeliki Poulou 
Choreography: Sébastien Perrault 
Video mapping, live visuals, motion tracking: Vicky Bisbiki 
Interactive system application: Alexandros Drymonitis 
Set - Costumes: Sotiris Yfantis 
Text translation: Iro Akrivou 
Executive Producer: Iro Akrivou 

Lyrical Song: Marios Sarantidis
Movement: Marie Laure Caradec, Steven Hervouet, Sébastien Perrault

Production: Michalis Cacoyiannis Foundation 2018 

Medea Electronique 

Cie Sebastien Perrault


Medea Electronique

With a creeping pun between Medea and Media (the new media), Medea Electronique was founded in 2006 and consists of creative people who share the mood for innovation, moving in the greater field of contemporary art. Active in fields such as music, animation, multimedia, art installations,interactive technologies, and multimedia event production, the members of the group merge separate research and practice fields in an effort to develop a particular style. The activity of Medea Electronique includes contemporary theatre performances, experimental audiovisual performances and installations, site specific works, electroacoustic music compositions. Its work has been presented at the Onassis Cultural Center, the Visitor Centre of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Benaki Museum, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, the French Institute of Athens, Vyrsodepseio, Booze Cooperativa in festivals and events.

Furthermore, since 2009 the Medea Electronique organises the 10-day artistic residency Koumaria, in Sellasia Sparta, considered to be one of the best, at an international level in the field of new media art and improvisation practice. Pioneering artists from around the world, inspired by the Greek natural landscape, meet to produce a multi-cultural and multi-media dialogue that culminates in a presentation in Athens at the end of the program.


Cie Sebastien Perrault

Sebastien Perrault joined the Ballet Junior de Genève from 2001 – 2003 where he performed choreographies by Thierry Malandain, Ruth Barnes, Kirsten Debrock and Sean Wodd, Pascal Rubble and Prisca Harch. In 2004, he danced in the French tour of the Jeune Ballet du Québec performing the choreographies of Helen Blackburn and Christophe Garcia. From 2005 to 2008, he performed in the Pietragalla Company for the creations Conditions Humaines and Sade ou le théâtre des fous. He then collaborated with the CFB 451 Company, Blanca Li's Compagny, Shayela's Company and the Thomas Duchâtelets's Company (French-Japanese creation). From 2012 until 2018, he joined the Olivier Dubois company for the creations Tragédie and Les mémoires d'un seigneur and Auguri.

As choreographer he founded the Compagnie Sébastien Perrault and creates : Né(e)(s) hermaphrodite(s), L'Ardent, La dépouille de Narcisse, Felles. His accomplishments include production and performance of Caïn (2011) and Nekyia (2014) which are performances referencing the Conscious and the Unconscious. In May 2016, he created À l'oeil nu, for 19 non-professional dancers at MPAA Paris. He developed the choreography and the music of Le vaste enclos des songes for the Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin at the Opéra de Strabourg in June 2017 and Regarde le silence s'enfuir for the Jeune Ballet Atlantique in May 2018.

His next creation De l'immensité du vide, planned for Autumn 2019 will have as its main theme, the Original Chaos.

The performance takes place in the framework of the Tragedy 2.0_Athens 2018 Research and Arts Program for the Ancient Drama and the Digital Age.


Tragedy 2.0_Athens 2018
2 - 18 October 2018
Prometheia cross-art performance, by Medea Electronique & Cie Sebastien Perrault, (10th, 11th and 12th of October)
Prometheus 2.0 art exhibition (October 2nd to 18th) 
The international academic Forum Ancient Drama & Digital Era (October 6th and 7th)
Scientific seminars and practice-based workshops (October 1st to 7th)

Michalis Cacoyiannis Foundation, 206 Pireos Str., Tavros, P.: 210 341 8550

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