A choir sings, bodies fall.
Baïkonour Choir is a performative experience with at its core, the possible connections between music and movement, a theme Cod.Act has been working on for many years.
What can be the reaction of a singer confronted with an event as unexpected and irrational as bodies in free fall crashing at its feet? How can his emotions, going from dread to annoyance, affect his voice, his singing and thus the musical and lyrical work?
Baïkonour Choir is a powerful sound and human sculpture with strangely Galilean accents.
- Olympic Games Rio, House of Switzerland, Rio (BR)
The device consists of a choir of twelve singers and two hydraulic catapults. Hidden behind the choir, they propel two acrobats to be ejected more than seven meters high and land at the feet of singers.
The falls are the centerpiece of the work. They determine its progress, its musicality and its expressiveness. They are worked out with professional acrobats so that they appear as natural as possible. Once on the ground, the acrobats get up and leave, as if their fall was a completely normal thing.