Born in Belarus, Arkadi Zaides immigrated to Israel at the age of 11 and currently lives in France. TALOS is the result of a two-year research involving Zaides and his team of choreographers, dramaturgs, video artists and AI experts. The performance examines the relation between movement, innovative technologies and the future of borders. an EU-funded research project in the field of security enforcement for which an advanced system aimed at protecting European land borders was designed. TALOS was a collaborative project involving fourteen institutions from ten countries that was officially conducted between the years 2008-2013. In the vein of his previous performances, TALOS is conceived as a lecture-performance, raising crucial questions such as: What kind of choreographies arise in the proximity of borders? How do strategies of restriction manipulate the human body, thus constituting a new choreography? At the back of the stage, scenes based on real footage and made-up material are displayed on a screen. TALOS is named after Talos, the automaton guarding Europa in ancient Greek mythology.
Concept - direction: Arkadi Zaides
In collaboration with: Claire Buisson, Nienke Scholts, Jonas Rutgeers, Youness Anzane, Effi & Amir (Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein), Gabriel Braga, Culture Crew, Amit Epstein, Dyane Neiman, Thalie Lurault, Etienne Exbrayat, Simge Gücük
International distribution: Key Performance - Julia Asperska & Koen Vanhove
Co-production: Les Subsistances, Lyon (FR), CDC Toulouse (FR), NEXT Festival, LilleKortrijk-Tournai (BE-FR), La Maison de la Danse, Lyon (FR), CCNN – Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes (FR), TanzQuartier Wien, Vienne (AT), Wiesbaden Biennale, Wiesbaden (DE), Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Trondheim (NO), K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg as part of the project Together Apart, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (DE)
Residency support: O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo (PT), STUK, Leuven (BE), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (BE), Dialoghi Residencies for Performing Arts in Villa Manin/CSS Udine (IT), Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (DE)
With the participation of DICRéAM. With the support of Transfabrik Fund - the Franco-German Fund for performing arts. Institut des Croisements
Arkadi Zaides is supported by French Ministry of Culture and Communication - DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.