Looking Outwards (Augmenting): Interactive Dance

by mghods @ 7:28 pm 19 February 2010

In a dance performance, scenes or music which interacts with dancers can add another dimension to dance performance. Here are some examples:

1- Mortal Engine

“Mortal Engine” is a full length dance piece, featuring six dancers on a steep stage, mostly kept in darkness by a computer interactive projection system. In this production by German software artist Frieder Weiss and Australian choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, projections react to the dancer’s moving body, graphically illuminating and extending it.

See video here: http://www.frieder-weiss.de/works/all/Mortal-Engine.php

Also, visit other works of Frieder Weiss here: http://www.frieder-weiss.de/

2- Conductive Paint

Pop-star Calvin Harris performed his new single on a “Humanthesizer,” a group of dancers painted with body-safe conductive ink used to trigger sounds. Students at the Royal College of Art developed the material, called Bare Conductive.

1 Comment

  1. Awesome!

    Comment by kuanjuw — 21 February 2010 @ 11:13 pm

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