Contemporary dance and technology collide in GLOW
14 October 2010
5 teachers and 50 year 9 and 10 students from Kogarah Intensive English Centre (KIEC) were treated to an incredible performance by one of Australia's leading dance companies, Chunky Move at the Seymour Centre this week. Students and teachers sat mesmerised as beneath the glow of video tracking system, a lone dancer morphs through various emotional and physical states.
The dancer's moves informs the digital artistry that eminates from what appears to be huge white board underneath the dancer. , while a digital landscape is generated in response to the dancer's movement. The body's gestures are extended by and in turn manipulate the video world that surrounds it, rendering no two performances exactly the same.
Following the performance, the Choreographer Gideon Obarzanek addressed audience questions about how to interpret the performance and what kind of emotions are provoked though the collision of dance and technology.