2013 (5)

Introducción: Arte, Cuerpo, Tecnología Aproximación a un Panorama Actual Latinoamericano" from Caída Libre on Vimeo.


Art, Body and Technology: an overview of current approaches from Latin America

By: Brisa MP (Chile)

The presentation aims to make a brief tour of the current state of the art of the production that articulates the human body and the technology in the fields of dance and performance. This tour offers a mapping of various levels of production, such as artists, work of art , theoretical production, collaboration networks, research in Latin American festivals and an analysis of the general situation in the region.

No doubt that the art-technology development in Latin America has been largely led by artists from the visual arts. In this scope we can see that the performative arts are not far behind, while its approach to science and technology has been happening slowly, it is now possible to recognize several projects developed in our region. These projects constitute a network of performances, educational and outreach that have shaped a recognizable set between dance-performance and technological mediation.

Moreover, the state of the art makes evident conceptual, aesthetic and economic problems, it proposes new ways of collaborative creation, instances of intercultural exchange and training that have allowed local development of projects pushing the boundaries of traditional Dance and Performance Art territories.

Meanwhile It is recognized that in Latin America a first approach to the relationship between dance and technology, comes from the videodance production, in which the initial scenic event moved to digital imaging and the screen. This is evident in several countries, making it visible a second state of the dance-performance and technology exploring more complex technical and aesthetic structures therefore presenting unequal levels of development in the countries of the region.



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From 4th to 8th September 2013: Costa Contemporánea

Contemporary Dance and Performing Arts Festival

- CÍA WEICKERT: 'Días  Pasan Cosas'




- JANET NOVAS: 'Who will save me today?

- ANUSKA ALONSO: 'Quando Corpus'

- CHEVI MURADAY: 'Contrarios Comunes'


- SANDRA ANTÓN: 'Sombras de resiliencia clown'

- JAVIER BARANDIARAN: 'Pepinos podridos (en el frigo)'

- FÉLIX ARJONA: 'MedioLleno'


- Conntemporary dance with Jordi Cortés (AltaRealitat) Olga Cobos and Peter Mika (CobosMika)

Videodance/Screendance/Filmdance with La Ignorancia dance film music

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From 14 to 23 February at Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona


Mercat de les Flors announced the fourth IDN festival, a biannual event whose programme is devoted to showing different ways of building a dialogue between dance, the moving image and digital tools.

This is one of the few professional international curated festivals dedicated to exploring the intersection of dance and new media.

A programme that lasts two weeks this year and makes a firm commitment to local productions and the presentation of two companies of international repute. With Nico Baixes, Oscar Sol+Iris Heitzinger, Pierre Rigal and the Australian Dance Theatre in the stage productions; Guillermo Pfaff, Francesca Llopis, Alba G.Corral, Mim Juncà and Errequeerre presenting installations and a large number of artists in the dance film section.

Watch Playlist with 5 trailers from 5 of the invited artists!


-It places technology at the service of the body and make dance the guiding thread of the creative act.

Organized by NU2’S and the Mercat de les Flors with artistic direction by Núria Font

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In days of old, a computer was an object of awe that had to be handled with great care lest it fail. Today, the computer is just a variation on a wrench or Swiss Army Knife: it’s a household tool used to fix something, to make something, to bash something, to locate something, to tighten something. It is a means to an end that can be wielded wildly.


That’s why this year’s workshop is expressly designed for physical performers – anyone whose primary expressive means is through the action of the body. Our idea is to use computer technology and algorithmic thinking to inspire new ways of devising and organizing movement, a network of digital constraints within which we want you to become a whirling dervish.


To that end, each morning begins with a two-hour movement exercise designed to closely mimic – in physical terms – the technological process that will be explored later that same day. In the afternoon, you’ll learn how make a technological implementation of that physical process in the software Isadora®. Everyone will end up with a very similar structural framework – a tiny “engine” of interaction.


Then, both individually and as a group, we will rigorously explore several questions: how does this technological system inform, dictate, change my movement choices? What conflicts do I feel between my body’s desire and the imposition of the system? Can I, or should I, subvert it?


Each day we will inject these interaction-engines with “fresh fuel”: new visual and aural material, altered action, rigorous rearranging, tender touches, and dramatic destruction.


By the end of the workshop you will have discovered the computer as a tool of intervention in your movement process, will have gained a bit of technical know-how, and – most importantly – will leave with a greater understanding of how digital systems can lead you to surprising compositional outcomes.


When: July 15 – 19, 2013

Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM, Monday through Friday

Where: Studio 2, 810 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97214

Fee: $750 (Includes a one-year license for Isadora)

Application Deadline: May 7, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: No later than May 17, 2013

Non-Refundable Deposit Deadline: $250 Due by May 31, 2013.

NOTE: Troika Ranch requires a minimum of 6 confirmed participants in order to hold the workshop. If less then 6 deposits are received by May 31, 2013, the workshop may be cancelled. Cancellation would be announced by June 3, 2013.

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