She gave a lecture titled ‘Dancing in the brain: the neuroaesthetic of performing arts’ during coldly December in Zagreb, as a part of the Cognitive of the Performative programme by the Centre for Drama Art aka cdu.
My next interview from the series of Cognitive of the Performative programme by Centre for Drama Art aka cdu was made during the Workshop with Choreographic Objects that I attended in December, guided by Scott deLahunta.
Scott deLahunta is a former dancer and choreographer, who began working in the mid-1990s as a researcher and coordinator for projects bringing together new media and live performance practices. For years he’s been advocating for creating software tools for choreographers from the environment of emerging new technologies.
Photo above: Scott deLahunta, photo taken from Random Dance Company (c)
Photo bellow: Synchronous Objects Project,
The Ohio State University and The Forsythe Company (c)
During November and December the Centre for Drama Art aka cdu based in Zagreb organized a series of lectures and a workshop within the programme titled Cognitive of the Performative. The first guest in the series was Johannes Birringer who introduced his latest production Ukiyo on lecture titled Open Score: Performance Technology that took place in net club Mama.
Johaness Birringer is an performance, video and new media choreographer. He is considered among experts as one the pioneers of media art in performative context. Birringer is the founder of the theatre company AlienNation Co., new media laboratory Interaktionslabor, and the wearable technology project DAP-Lab.
I would need an extra blog post just to name and list all of his projects, books, universities and departments he was involved with during his career. Thus, I decided to make this interview as a full scan of his work and his current thoughts on what shall we do with interactivity in performing arts.
Johannes Biringer, Photo: Glenio Campregher (c), 2008
During recently held ‘Workshop with Choreographic Objects‘ under the guidance of Scott deLahunta, I had an opportunity to get an introduction of the project Whatever Dance Toolbox – WDT by the members of BADco., Ana Kreitmeyer and Tomislav Medak (check the video guidance bellow review).
WDT by BADco., photo by Tom Medak (cc)