multimedia dance performance

Spirituality as a possible response to the progressive loss of the value of existence which in the performance is identified with the rigor and poetry of the danced gesture.

The interaction between art and technological innovation is transformed into poetry, music and dance to develop a reflection on the contrast between the technological world and the one most linked to the drives of feelings and the body.

The interpreters talk to each other and reveal the image of a man in search of a more interior and spiritual dimension.

Wearing special sensors, the dancers give life through movement to a proliferation of sounds and images.

The danced gesture reaffirms the saving force of the body in its purest and most authentic form.

The interactive system

interVITA combines technology and artistic creativity, highlighting a new dimension between body and machine.

The technological element that characterizes the show consists of a system of non-invasive and highly reliable intelligent sensors that detect the acceleration of the performers’ movements. These devices are capable of configuring themselves in an autonomous network to convey the detected data to a remote computer.

Wearing the sensors and interacting with the network created by them, the dancers give life to a proliferation of sounds and images triggered by movement and choreography.

The intelligent sensor system was built by STMicroelectronics, a global leader in semiconductor solutions for the full range of microelectronics applications.


Direction Claudio Prati, Ariella Vidach

Choreography Ariella Vidach

Choreography assistantElena Molon

Performer Stefano Cristofanello, Rebecca Pesce, Stefania Trivellin, Ariella Vidach

Music Johann Sebastian Bach

Light design Stefano Pirandello

Interactive audio programming Paolo Solcia

Interactive graphics Federico Lupica

Motion tracking STMicroelectronics/Laura Vanzago, Andrea Labombarda

ScenographyClaudio Prati

OrganizationSara Prandoni

Production AiEP 2008

Supported by Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Regione Lombardia, D.E.C.S Divisione Cultura – Cantone Ticino, Pro Helvetia, Comune di Lugano