Interactive stage

A {d’Aigua}
interactive dance

A {d’Aigua} is a highly visual performance that brings together one dancer, one performer and one musician to compose audiovisual environment in real time.

Water is the theme around which we will build the contents of the piece. Water as a fluid, as a necessity, and also as a link between all life forms. A gift of nature, which we have to defend and protect.

Konic thtr present this project as an evolving proposal alonwing them to invite different choreographers to visit their universe of technological devices, live computer music and visuals, in a transversal experience of research and creation for the stage. Bringing together new technologies, choreography, interpretation and music.

The first step in the development of A {d’aigua} took place at L’Animal a l’Esquena in collaboration with María Muñoz (Mal Pelo Dance Co._Barcelona). The result of that research process creation was presented during the festival IDN at the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, in January 2009. The following experience has been performed with dancer Masu Fajardo, and has been featured in several international tours from NY, through Génève, Casablanca, and Moscow.

In Konic thtr we are developing processes of research and development that focus on the languages and tools that make use of real time interactive technologies on the stage. A {d’aigua} is an experience of theatrical creation that combines dance and new technologies specifically created for the project, the result of an initial research process that has been adapted and complemented over time.

During 2008 and 2009 we have concentrated on several research and creative processes, which were developed in the form of laboratories. Over the same period of time we have developed wireless sensors that are aimed at capturing the movements of the dancers on stage in real time, and are of small size for a better integration of the sensors on the body. We also worked with the gesture following library called MnM from Frédéric Bevilacqua and developed at the Real Time Musical Interaction Team- IRCAM-Paris (France). The combination of the sensors and software allows us to record gestures of the dancer and recognize them afterwards.

A {d’aigua} shows the current state of the research in the languages and tools we have developed in recent years and is also the result of the encounters between Konic thtr and different choreographers in contemporary dance scene.

The labs are the field of experimentation of the new technological tools we are developing, and focus on the creative process and the application of these tools to new languages for the contemporary stage. In 2008 we conducted several of these laboratories aimed at young professionals of the fields of the performing arts, video creation and computer programming.


The project A {d’aigua} is a proposed multi-format which has also been brought under installation format, suggesting a hybrid of languages that are combined and embodied in an audiovisual interactive and participatory space.

Main exhibition places:

IDN Festival. Mercat de les Flors. Barcelona 2009

Electron Festival. Geneva. Switzerland 2010

Certesa Simulada. Arts Sta Mònica. Barcelona 2010

Cartografías de la Danza2010. Teatro de Madrid. Madrid 2010

Festival International d’Art Video de Casablanca (Morocco) 2011

Thsekh. Moscow (Russia) 2010

3 Legged Dog, Art & Technology Center. New York. USA 2010

A (d’aigua) extracts on Youtube :


External links:

IDN Festival Barcelona

Officine Sintetiche

Artistic and Stage direction:

Rosa Sánchez


Maria Muñoz (Mal Pelo)

Technological direction and sound composition:

Alain Baumann


Masu Fajardo, dance
Alain Baumann, live electronic music
Rosa Sánchez, performance
Sachiko Fullita, video performance

Video and Computer Graphics:

Adolf Alcañiz
Rosa Sánchez
Juan Carlos Olmos


Alex Posada


Frederic Bevilacqua: Real Time Musical Interaction Team-IRCAM- París (France)
Alain Baumann, audio and interaction development


Ramón Rey


Carme Puigdevall


Jordi Agut

Stage Set:

Lali Canosa

Coordination and communication:

Toni Subirá


Kònic thtr
Proyecto Klez SL


NU2’s, Associació per la creació. Barcelona
3 Legged Dog, Art & Technology Center. New York


Festival IDN. Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona)
IRCAM-Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique. París (Francia)
Centre de Creació L’Animal a l’Esquena. Celrá (Girona)
L'Estruch, fàbrica de creació de les arts en viu
Laboratori d’interactivitat. Hangar, Centre de Creació d’Arts Visuals I Multimèdia (Barcelona)
Mal Pelo
Associación koniclab_creación contemporanea i nuevas tecnologías.
Progetto Officine Sintetiche. A cura della Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione, Politecnico de Torino (Ingegneria del Cinema) e Servi di Scena Opusrt in collaborazione con CIRMA, Virtual Reallity & Multimedia Park. Torino (Italia)


Institut Ramón Llull
Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts