live streaming multimedia dance performance
The transdisciplinary performance explores the potentials of a dialogue between conventional and digitally stimulated choreographies through a mutual permeation of folklore dances and the virtual realm. This experiment of live streaming motion captured dance combines the folk traditions of circle dances with digital technologies, embracing the plausibility of fluidity, fantasy and playfulness in creating choreographies of present, past, future, as well as virtual, timeless and imaginary situations.
A mesmerizing pattern of moving images invites us to reflect on structuring blueprints of togetherness, on distance and proximity, and to expand the understanding of the body. A liminal space opens up, where folk traditions, spirits, legends, identities and histories transform into digital data points – and invites us to reconsider the relationship between ideologies and aesthetics.
Concept, choreography, dance: Irina Demina
Digital media and interaction design: Arístides García
Visual programming: Dávid Samu
Dramaturgical support: Ana Letunić
Sound composition: Felicity Mangan
Costume: Justyna Gmitrzuk
Light & technical support: Agustín de Olarte
Production management: Tammo Walter
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Research supported by DIS-TANZ-SOLO (funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR program, aid program DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland) and by Tanzpraxis Scholarship Berlin.