symmetries, mirrors, eyes/ no eyes: mediated choreography and puzzle dances
Feb
12
to Feb 15

symmetries, mirrors, eyes/ no eyes: mediated choreography and puzzle dances

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research week with undergraduate students at Roehampton University

Over several days in the studio we will explore physical methodologies drawn from my interactive dance works. We will play with ideas around choreography as coding, danced-games, rule-systems and puzzle-dances. We will practice and build together; developing physical materials and familiarity with a cerebral way of working. Through everything we will tether our explorations to the experience of the audience and the role they might play in how the work unfolds. 

 

You will need (indoor) trainers that you can run in, a notebook/ paper and a few coloured pens or pencils. 

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Siobhan Davies Dance "Doing Day" - SOLD OUT
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Siobhan Davies Dance "Doing Day" - SOLD OUT

This day-long workshop invites you to actively engage in artists’ research to explore the intersection between the body, movement and the digital.

In the morning’s workshop, choreographer Janine Harrington will introduce digital concepts that she uses in making her work like coding, tracking, zooming and navigating. Through games and movement activities, you’ll develop and use a set of tools for creating movement drawing on our culture’s growing digital literacy.

In the afternoon, artists Gibson / Martelli will introduce tools for engagement with movement in augmented and virtual reality. You will be able to experience and experiment with performance technologies to discover how we respond to ourselves, others and environments in these ‘new spaces'.

Doing Day: Dance / Digital
Sun 4 Feb, 10.30am-4.30pm
£25 / £20 conc (plus booking fees)

No previous dance or choreographic experience required

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embodied interactivity or everybody in the audience a partner
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

embodied interactivity or everybody in the audience a partner

Teaching on Mediated Choreography MA/MFA module at Roehampton University

In this session we will consider mediation in two ways. Taking a number of my works as concrete examples of practising performance, we will think about the score (the plan, the coding) and how its manifestation is negotiated in real-time through changing  material and attentional conditions. We will think through analogies of coding, and a lens of “practice” to explore ways in which the audience/ visitor could be conceptualised as co-agent or navigator of the work. The session will be part presentation and part practical exploration.  

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