Pixel Perfect

Pixel  is an extraordinary dance show that features 11 talented dancers performing within a dynamic and interactive visual environment.

This performance is a seamless blend of various artistic disciplines, creating a mesmerizing experience that captivates audiences with its innovative approach. The show skillfully intertwines the elements of illusion and reality, combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip-hop and circus arts. It stands as a testament to the collaborative genius of Adrien M / Claire B and Mourad Merzouki, each bringing their unique vision and expertise to the production.

The dancers in Pixel move through a constantly evolving landscape of digital projections, which respond in real-time to their movements. These virtual environments include everything from cascading waterfalls and rippling geometric patterns to surreal landscapes that stretch the boundaries of imagination. The interaction between the dancers and the digital world is meticulously choreographed, creating an illusion that the performers are manipulating the environment through their physicality. This fusion of the physical and virtual realms challenges the audience’s perception of space and movement, making the performance a truly immersive experience.

The choreography of Pixel is a dynamic blend of contemporary dance, hip-hop, and circus arts, showcasing the versatility and athleticism of the performers. Each movement is designed to complement the digital effects while maintaining its own expressive power. The synergy between the dancers and the projections is a technical marvel, highlighting the meticulous craftsmanship and innovation involved in the production. The performance is not only visually stunning but also emotionally resonant, drawing viewers into a fantastical world where the boundaries between reality and illusion blur.

The video compilation of Pixel features excerpts from the final day of the show’s creation, filmed on November 14, 2014. The filming and editing were expertly handled by Adrien M / Claire B, capturing the essence of the performance and the intricate details of the choreography and digital effects. The show premiered at Maison des Arts de Créteil on November 15, 2014, and has a runtime of 1 hour and 10 minutes. Since its premiere, Pixel has received widespread acclaim for its innovative approach and technical brilliance, touring internationally and enchanting audiences with its blend of cutting-edge technology and human artistry.

This video is a cut of extracts from the actual show shot during the last day of creation on 14th November 2014. Shooting and editing: Adrien M / Claire B.
Premiered at Maison des Arts de Créteil on 15th November 2014. Duration of the show: 1h10.

Artistic Direction and Choreography: Mourad Merzouki
Composed by Mourad Merzouki & Adrien M / Claire B
Digital Design: Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne
Music: Armand Amar
Produced by CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig