Chorea Symbiotica 

︎ Research, Concept, Film


Chorea Symbiotica

Chorea Symbiotica is a scientific research project, dance performance and conceptual film that investigates the influence of the human gut microbiota on physical performance.

The artist will undergo six months of intensive physical training to measure the evolution in the composition of her gut microbiota. Translating the results of the metagenomic sequencing into sounds and movements, the project questions the new modes of communication that might emerge from a better understanding of our health and of the living that creates us.

Recipient of the Mingler Scholarship 2021, Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences in the Netherlands (KNAW)



Cast: Brendon Mazelfreten

Writer / Director / Producer: Marion Lasserre & Favio Vinson

Director of Photography - Andres Gomez Orellana

Camera Assistant: Pierre-Valentin Ferdani

Editor - Marion Lasserre & Favio Vinson

Colograde - Eudes Quittelier

Composer - Toco Vervisch

Scientific Research: Department of Endocrinology & Microbiology at Leiden University Medical Center

Thank you to Patrick C.N Rensen, Borja Martinez-Tellez,  Wiep-Klaas Smit, Anna Rosenboome