COSMOGONY 2021-2023: Touring without traveling

by paradoxig

From caravans to rulotes, from carnival markets to royal palaces or to the huge stages in metropolis and festival tours embracing the cosmopolitan lifestyle…. till virtual productions artistic works.
Artists always traveled – even before the Renaissance, artists toured to show their shows or to get inspired; musicians, performers, circus and theater groups or painters went from cities to cities and country to country. Modern times witnessed artistic performances in big cities with incredible stages and shows and artists performing all across the globe.
And with the new technology, maybe, it is time to reimagine traveling. And the virtual/digital contemporary dance company Cie Gilles Jobin proposed a new solution: #tourwithouttraveling. Using virtual production and motion capture systems to harness the movement of dancers, the show performed in Geneva’s studio is presented across the globe LIVE and in Real-Time

Cosmogony is a LIVE digital show danced under motion capture from our #Studios44Mocaplab in Geneva broadcasts LIVE internationally in REAL TIME. Cosmogony’s 6 members crew are “touring without traveling” saving approx. 100 tons of carbon emissions on flights.

Since 2021, Cosmogony has been showcased across the world in 10 cities, 8 countries, 3 continents – (at least till now) – in an amazing #tourwithouttravelling. Cosmogony was created for the SIFA in Singapore, projected on a live building in Bucharest for the BIDFF festival and invited to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. And if you did not see it till now, you still have some time left also in 2023, as in June it will be at Chaillot Théâtre National de la Danse in Paris.

#tourwithouttravelling Cosmogony performances between 2021-2023


14-15-16 May 2021
Cosmogony @SIFA Singapore International Festival of Arts, Singapore / Indoor screening

28-29 August 2021
Cosmogony @la Comédie de Genève, Switzerland / Indoor screening

3-4 September 2021
Cosmogony @Bucharest Dance Film Festival 7, Bucharest, Romania / Outdoor video mapping @Odeon Theater


24, 25, 26 & 27 January 2022
Cosmogony @ Sundance film festival 2022 Park City, USA / Sundance Virtual Cinema screening

23-24-25 September 2022
Cosmogony @ le Plaza, Geneva, Switzerland / Indoor screening

23 September 2022
Cosmogony @ Léman Bleu TV Geneva local TV / Broadcast LIVE in prime time
Léman Bleu TV

27 October 2022
Cosmogony @MEET, Milano, Italy / Indoor screening

6 November 2022
Cosmogony @ ZED Festival, Bologna, Italy / Indoor screening

2 December 2022
Cosmogony @VRdays Rotterdam, Holland / Indoor screening

3 décembre 2022
Cosmogony @Film Gate Interactive/ Miami Art Week, USA / Outdoor video mapping @Frost Science Museum

Read also TechvangArt interview with Gilles Jobin:


2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 June 2023
Cosmogony @Chaillot Théâtre National de la Danse, Paris, France / Indoor screening

Cie Gilles Jobin was founded in 1997 by Swiss choreographer, Gilles Jobin, whose creations have been touring worldwide since 1999. Besides his own productions, Gilles Jobin has launched his own company, its headquarters being Studios 44 in Geneva – a pioneering place for the recognition of contemporary dance in Switzerland, international professional exchanges, daily training for dancers, educational activities and capacity building, workshops, artistic residencies. Cie Gilles Jobin the virtual/digital contemporary dance company Cie Gilles Jobin, that already made performances such as.

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