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..Whatever Dance Toolbox

in the frame of Pleskavica Festival

DDT, Vidovdanska 7, 1000 Ljubljana

Public presentation:
12. 06. 2011 at 12.00 a.m.

after the presentation the audiance will be invited to try the tool themselves

Whatever Dance Toolbox is a set of software tools designed for the analysis and development of dance and movement. Six tools included in the suite can help dancers and choreographers devise, develop and rehearse dance, but can also be used in dance education or by non-dancers to explore movement. The suite is a product of a long-standing collaboration between BADco. and German human-machine interface developer and artist Daniel Turing, and it reflects some of the mutual concerns with the dancer-computer interaction and choreographic thinking.

Whatever Dance Toolbox in Action
Using Whatever Dance Toolbox in rehearsal dancers can manipulate the image of movement and work with an ”active mirror” to produce qualities that they cannot produce on their own. Body is placed inside a different relation to its environment, which, in turn, determines and changes its expressiveness. Tools employ visual analysis, tasks and temporally manipulated reproduction of captured images to allow dancers and choreographers to study and complexify their movement and composition. The machine-factor generates an organization of choreographic elements different and alien to what other choreographic methodologies can produce.

The tool will be presented by Nikolina Pristaš and Ivana Ivković.

Maska, Institute for Publishing, Production and Education
Metelkova 6
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Tel.: + 386 1 431 31 22
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