The Challenge of Realism is a dream state where the past collides with the future, merging into a new realm of knowledge. Exploring how the human body interacts with non-living and living objects, our perceptions of time, and some loss of control over it.

The research project explores the gestures of the past and cultural appropriation, considering these elements’ influence on contemporary movement. Mass-tourism, interpretations of stigmatic ideals, and images of an ego generation will fuse into a
new perspective on current society.

After having previously collaborated on two performance project, Transcultural Protocol and Olympia lead by Rachel Monosov, the trio took the opportunity to bring their collaboration even further, building for the first time a collective piece. This project aims to confront each artist to their own research methods and beliefs, by generating a stimulating space for reflection and creativity.

Challenge of Realism meets all artists’ desire to join a universal and interdisciplinary artistic network, to overcome our current political systems based on power, territorial belonging and stigmatisation, and to generate a wide creative
platform of expression.


Contemporary Dance / Live Visuals / Sound
Concept by Rachel Monosov, Victor Dumont, and Lisa Lapierre

A project presented through the residency live.make.share
Co-produced by NEIN
Supported by the Goethe-Institut Hanoi
In collaboration with Kinergie Studio

Research phase presentation performed at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi
30th of May, 2019
Live score: LinhHafornow
Lead performer: Victor Dumont
Costume: Tran Quynh Nhi
VJ: Simon Medard
3D: Axel Korban
with guests dancers from Kinergie Studio
Nguyễn Hoàn, Quyen Ho, Yen Do