dancing with a glow

This dance solo was performed at The Kitchen a few months ago, and I’m quite sad to have missed it. Glow is a performance piece that combines interactive video technology and contemporary dance. An infrared camera follows a dancer on the floor and sends real time signals to a computer. The computer runs algorithms which generate digital landscapes that envelope the dancer’s body. The result is a powerful optical illusion of space and confinement. And as viewers, we’re able to trace the profound tension between body and space.

Better video can be seen here.

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3 Comments

  1. This piece is performed by an Australian group called Chunky Move. I’ve seen them twice up at Jacob’s Pillow in the Berkshires and both performances blew me away. (Especially one called “Tense Dave.”) Chunky move will be performing “Glow” the the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven this summer. Check it out at: http://www.artidea.org/event.php?id=9

  2. Oh my god, this is gorgeous and amazing!

    Lovin’ your blog, ‘jidma. 😉

  3. Nice, Frank. Thanks for the link. The festival looks awesome–tons of material for me blog about as well! Merci.


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