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Embodying Technology

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a talk exploring technology in dance

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How can human-machine interaction effectively form part of a choreography on stage?

Human-machine interaction technologies are commonly used in a wide range of fields from domotics, personal and health assistance (Alexa), while the performing arts are increasingly embracing new technologies on stage.

Based on Solo for TwoJean Abreu's latest choreography for two dancers and a robot – the choreographer/dancer is joined by technologist Michele Panegrossi and computer scientist Leon Watts to present this case study as an example of the use of accessible smart technology in dance.

In the choreography the relation between the human and the machine is a feedback loop action in which both dancers and robot influence each other and reciprocally re-direct their movements. The talk aims to highlight their creative collaborative process and reveal details and insights of the artistic choices that have been made.

Dance artists, technologists, programmers, arduino enthusiasts and the curious are invited to join the conversation to share ideas and perspectives on the complexity of integrating technology in dance and other performances, and finding new ways to nourish the audiences of the future.

Jean Abreu Dance is supported by Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme.

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Broadcast Centre, Here East

10 East Bay Lane

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

London E15 2GW

(0)20 7278 6015

studio@waynemcgregor.com

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