Lighting up the stars


In Choreographies for Humans and Stars, passers-by are invited to partake in an interactive improvised dance with celestial objects projected onto the wall of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. Passer-by can light up the stars and recreate the movements of the cosmos.

After the success of 21 balançoires in the Quartier des spectacles, the duo of Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat, co-founders of multidisciplinary creative studio Daily tous les jours, allow us to light up the heavens and experience the universe in motion.

Walkers passing by the Planetarium can take turns igniting the stars through their bodily movements and recreate the movements of the cosmos by producing an eclipse or even a solar eruption! The presentation ends with a flurry of shooting stars evoking science and poetry.

In this creation, the artists were inspired by dance to join the movement of the universe with that of the human body; the trajectory of the human body echoes that of the heavenly bodies, which would otherwise be too grand to experience at the smaller human scale.