(allow me to pass this on from friends in Zagreb)
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Algorithmic Reflections of Choreography
From Choreography to Software and Back
1 April 2011, Zagreb
-- followed by four days of workshops and installations of The Forsythe Company's Synchronous Objects and BADco.'s Whatever Dance Toolbox
Open Call for Presentations
Who can apply: If you are a dancer, choreographer or an expert working with choreography interested in developing or reflecting on the application of software tools in choreographic work and teaching, we are inviting you to present your insights and research interests, and participate in the debates, at our symposium “Algorithmic Reflections of Choreography: From Choreography to Software and Back”.
When and where: The symposium will take place on 1 April 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia.
What are the topics: The purpose of the symposium is to bring together in a not-too-formal setting international artists, technologists, methodologists and educators who have been working on developing software tools in the context of choreographic work in order to discuss following issues:
-- how can such technological tools support the creation process;
-- what effects can they have on dance performances;
-- what knowledge can they produce and transfer;
-- how can they be used in documenting/archiving/preserving dance works;
-- can we detect traces of digital environments in choreographies that were not made with technological tools.
The symposium will include contributions by developers and practitioners working on tools developed for The Forsythe Company, Emio Greco | PC, Deborah Hay Company and BADco.
The symposium marks the release of BADco.'s choreographic software suite Whatever Dance Toolbox, created in collaboration with the German developer Daniel Turing. It will be followed by four days of workshops and installations of The Forsythe Company's Synchronous Objects, facilitated by Norah Zuniga Shaw, and BADco.'s Whatever Dance Toolbox, facilitated by choreographers and dramaturges of BADco.
How to apply and when is the deadline: We are looking for contributions of various formats, including but not limited to short presentations, demonstrations and participation in the debate. If you want to participate in the symposium, please send us a short note stating your topical interests, discussion points, format, etc. and a short description of your background. While we cannot cover your expenses, we can help you find convenient travel arrangement and affordable accommodation, and we will do our best to address your interests and provide an insightful debate.
All proposals should be sent in by February 20th to: [log in to unmask]
BADco. is a performance collective based in Zagreb, Croatia. The artistic core of the group is: Pravdan Devlahović, Ivana Ivković, Ana Kreitmeyer, Tomislav Medak, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Nikolina Pristaš and Zrinka Užbinec. A combination of four choreographers / dancers, two dramaturgs and a philosopher, BADco. has been systematically focusing on the research of protocols of performing, presenting and spectating.
Algorithmic Reflections of Choreography: From Choreography to Software and Back is part of LABO21 - European Platform for Interdisciplinary Research on Artistic Methodologies, a partner project of BADco. (Zagreb), BUDA Arts Center (Kortrijk), Laboratorium (Antwerp) and University of Circus and Dance (Stockholm). With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.