Crossings and links
The Arcosm company was created in 2001 and is currently co-directed by Thomas Guerry, a dancer and choreographer and Camille Rocailleux, a percussionist, pianist player and composer.
The company main objective is to build bridges between different artistic disciplines and languages; music, dance and singing are the root of this artistic approach. The main elements of the human voice (rhythm, melody, timbre and tone) are closely linked to the musical world, and give vividness and theatricality to the characters.
The artists are required to use their personal skills and competences but also to explore less-familiar areas of artistic expression. Combined with highly-mastered techniques, these new ways of expression create the sensitive and emotional breaks the company is looking for in order to achieve its artistic aims.
Breaking the walls
Curiosity is at the heart of our artistic approach, it enables us to bring together areas of expression which are usually distant from each other. We do not intend to conform to the recognized rules. Our wish is to broaden the artistic perspective without following a pre-establish vision.
The shows produced by the company are daring and fiery, serious and funny. They express chaos, rebellion or euphoria with the utmost sensibility; de facto, they are a reflection of our own lives.
Both of us are intimately involved in the creation of the shows. From the start, we shared the idea that music and choreography could not be considered apart. Just as music could not be a mere accompaniment, choreography would not be used to fill the empty spaces left by music.