Interactive Swarm Space



STOCOS creates a space in which natural and artificial entities, sounds and visuals coexist and interrelate. It relies on stochastic processes and swarm simulations for the creation of dance movements, musical compositions and video imagery. A dense network of interactions among algorithms, dance, music and visuals establishes coherence, simultaneity and presence in the behavioral and aesthetic characteristics of the piece.

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Concept and Idea: Pablo Palacio and Muriel Romero
Choreography: Muriel Romero
Dancers: Muriel Romero, Ruth Maroto and Begoña Quiñones
Composition: Pablo Palacio
Swarm Simulation an Visuals: Daniel Bisig
Production: Pablo Palacio and Muriel Romero
Co-Production: Mercat de las Flors
Support: Instituto Cervantes (Madrid, Spain), Hebel Halle (Heidelberg, Germany), Teatros del Canal (Madrid, Spain), Instituto Cervantes, El Graner (Barcelona, Spain), Festival VAD (Girona, Spain), Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)


May 23 - June 2 2013, Festival Impulsos, Bogotá, Colombia
May 17 - May 24 2013, Modern Art Days, Bialystok, Poland
November 17 2012, Roma Europa Festival, Rome, Italy
November 2 2012, Palacio de Festivales de Santander, Santander, Spain
From October 27 to November 1 2012, Auditorio de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
June 2 2012, Dansa Valencia, Valencia, Spain
May 17 and 18 2012, Festival de Otoño en Primavera de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
April 28 and 29 2012, Hebel Halle, Heidelberg, Germany
April 25 2012, Beirut International Platform of Dance, Beirut, Lebanon
April 22 2012, Amman Contemporary Dance Festival, Amman, Jordan
April 19 2012, Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Ramallah, Palestine
March 2 2012, Auditorio del Palacio de Congresos de Huesca, Huesca, Spain
February 16 2012, Teatro Circo Murcia, Murcia, Spain
October 15 and 16 2011, Mercat de las Flors. Barcelona, Spain
October 8 2011, Temporada Alta, Gerona, Spain

Last updated: January 16, 2013