Dikrõmatik is a concept based on testing the body using a combination of different visual and sound materials. The performance space functions like a small adjustable theatre. This space is a melting pot in which the body experiments contact with these materials, triggering movement into a new vibrating composition.
The concept of Dikrõmatik arose from a radio broadcast on surgical training on dead bodies. This contradictory broadcast was barely tolerable and yet full of compassion and lead to the inspiration surrounding the testing of the living body and more widely onto a reflection about the phenomena of sound and visual distortion.
From which arose a desire to explore a kind of perceptual zone where there is a hesitation in sight and hearing, resulting in a dual material. This dualism leads to a confusion in the sensory organs which gives rise to an impression of movement, a movement illusory, immobile and yet perceptible, similar to anamorphosis, in which the eye and the ear lose their contact with reality and are no longer able to focus. The stage and visual design of Dikrõmatik is that of a moving space, which stimulates the physical capacities of the eye, making it lose its point of reference.

Dikrõmatik was created on November 24th 2003 at the Théâtre Saragosse – Espaces pluriels (Pau) with the Accès(s) festival.


Conceived and directed by: Vincent Dupont
Performed by : Vincent Dupont, Myriam Lebreton, Éric Martin, Annabelle Pulcini
Light design: Yves Godin
Sound design: Thierry Balasse
Video processing: Vincent Alaphilippe
Film: Boris Jean
Drawings: Éric Martin
Set: Jérôme Dupraz
Radio report: Stéphane Cosme


Production: J’y pense souvent (...)
Coproduction: Les Spectacles vivants, Centre Pompidou (Paris)La Filature, scène nationale de Mulhouse CCN MontpellierLa Muse en circuit, Centre de création musicale en Île-de-France.
With the support of: DRAC Île-de-France, Ministry of Culture and Communication

© Photo – Bertrand Prévost