Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum

Residency at Cloud/Danslab | Relational Listening, with the Heart

In this long-term artistic research and creation project, we employ biosensors as a means to intervene in our collaborative practice, with regards to understandings of bodies and time in performance. We are developing installations, performances, and workshops, each of which acts as micro-event in which to actualize and examine our approach to interaction design, based on relational awareness and contextual exchange between performers, media, and audience. During our residency at Cloud/Danslab our focus will be dual: firstly, we will elaborate our techniques for relational listening between dancers and musicians; secondly, we will work on the choreography and composition of III, a live performance to premiere at Tangente Danse in Montreal, Canada in April 2017. We will share aspects of our project with through a public workshop for dancers and musicians on Sunday February 26 from 2-5pm .


Teoma J. Naccarato (Montréal, Canada / London, UK) is a choreographer and interdisciplinary arts researcher. Through her collaborative creations for stage and installation, she explores the appropriation of surveillance and biomedical technologies in contemporary dance and performance. Her work proposes promiscuous encounters between participants, human and nonhuman, to provoke intimacy, vulnerability, and uncertainty. She has shared choreography internationally, with recent presentations of Experience #1167Synchronism, and X.  Naccarato has an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, and is presently pursuing a practice-based PhD at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University. http://www.naccarato.org/dance

John MacCallum (Oakland, USA / Paris, France) is a composer based, since 2004, in Oakland, California. His work is heavily reliant on technology both as a compositional tool and as an integral aspect of performance. His works often employ carefully constrained algorithms that are allowed to evolve differently and yet predictably each time they are performed. MacCallum studied at the University of the Pacific (B.M.), McGill University (M.M.), and UC Berkeley (Ph.D., Music Composition), following which he was awarded a postdoc for several years at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Currently, MacCallum is a postdoctoral researcher with the Extreme Interaction (EX-SITU) research team at Inria Saclay/Université Paris-Sud/CNRS. http://john-maccallum.com