dan/ce = m/usic = da/nce = musi/c

interactive dance performance

Interactive dance performance for two dancers and one digital reactive music creation system.


Multidisciplinary project which reverses the dependence of dance on the rigid monologue of music. In dan/ce = m/usic = da/nce = musi/c, an interaction feedback loop is created, in order to create a communication between music and dance: By means of motion tracking, the dancers generate and control the music in real time. At the same time, the music influences the movements of the dancers.


Technically, the dancers' motions are tracked by a Microsoft Kinect. The generated data remote controls a set of parameters of a generative composition, designed and programmed for this project. The dancers can control musical parameters like harmonic structures, speed, note length, rhythm, metrum, and tonality of the music, by moving into different positions.

Luxembourg & France, 2015

25 min


Concept, programming, music composition – Patrick Muller

Choreography – Bernard Baumgarten

Dancers – Grégory Beaumont, Jorge Soler Bastia

Light Design – Brice Durand

Photography – Bohumil

Coproducers – Trois C-L, Mierscher Kulturhaus, Theatre ICIETLA

Support – Fondation Indépendance, SACEM Luxembourg, Fonds Culturel National FOCUNA


Photo: Bohumil

Photo: Bohumil

Photo: Bohumil

Brice Durand, Grégory Beaumont, Bernard Baumgarten, Jorge Soler Bastia, Patrick Muller. Photo: Bohumil

first tests at the rehearsal rooms of the TROIS C-L

testing the Microsoft Kinect tracking performance