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Eric Minh Cuong Castaing

Eric Minh Cuong Castaing explores representations and perceptions of the body in the age of new technology, challenging dualities such as reality/fiction and artificial/organic. Born in Seine-Saint-Denis, he is associate artist at the Ballet National de Marseille.

Eric Minh Cuong Castaing comes from the field of visual arts: he graduated from the Ecole de l’Image des Gobelins (Paris), and worked for several years as a graphic designer for animated films. He is interested in real-time choreography and discovered hip hop in 1997, then Butō dance with master performers Carlotta Ikeda and Gyohei Zaitsu. He discovered contemporary dance with the German artist and choreographer Va Wölfl. Since 2011, as part of Shonen, he combines dance, new technologies (humanoid robots, drones, augmented reality) and the body in situ in socius, in performances, films and installations. In 2016, Eric Minh Cuong Castaing developed performance workshops for amateur and disabled dancers as part of the Festival de Marseille. He also works with young artists of his generation such as Alessandro Sciarroni, Silvia Costa and Pauline Simon.

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