dance-tech project explores the potential of the new Internet technologies for knowledge production and distribution on body based artistic practices and it's intersections with other disciplines such as new media, architecture, philosophy, anthropology and more.
All dance-tech projects attempt to place embodiment and the social/cultural as a fundamental condition and movement arts as relevant practices to contemporaneity with interdisciplinary framework.
dance-tech is conceived as a tactical media project and it aims to develop and maintain a series of online and hybrid collaborative platforms for the interdisciplinary explorers of the performance of movement, innovators and emergent performance practices.
It develops as an experimental, adaptable and changing pedagogical intervention on the knowledge distribution systems of contemporary performance and their contexts. In that sense, it is focused on developing sustainable collaborative strategies and tactics facilitating creative creative synergies of local and global actors on a networked community/world.
It seeks to systematically and flexibly, explore the changing new media landscape and its openness for creative and social innovation.
- User generated content platforms
- Collaborative media production tactics
- Online curatorial strategies for movement based practices and new performances
- Collaborative and networked strategies for communication and arts mediation.
- Mobile technologies
- Open knowledge and technologies
It takes into consideration the whole knowledge production ecosystem, exploring networks as a medium for expression, agency, autonomy and empowerment of its members and collaborators.
dance-tech is curated with a broad and inclusive perspective on life, art and movement practices, offering a wide scope of the creative embodied arts spectrum, from urban performances to well known choreographers in festivals, form the creators to the researchers and theoreticians inside academy, from arts administrators to international collaborations.
A bit of its history:
dance-tech was initiated with the launching of dance-tech.net in October of 2007 and it has developed in several lines of action and collaborations: Eyebeam (USA), Dance Films Association (USA), New York Live Arts (USA), South American Network of Dance , Gilles Jobin Company (Switzerland), Bonlieu Scène nationale || Scene nationale à Annecy ( France), Transmedia Akademie/Hellerau (Germany), Festival Panorama (Brazil), Forsythe Company (Germany) among others.
Since its creation, it has been lead by Marlon Barrios Solano, yet it has grown thanks to many direct collaborations with the community.
It is supported directly by Marlon Barrios Solano and its members by a voluntary donation system, creative collaborations and bartering.
Dance-tech has collaborated with many international festivals, cultural and research centers.
All the on-line platforms are free of use with a suggested donation integrated system.
English is the main language but it's users post and communicate in their preferred language.
All content on dance-tech.net and dance-tech.tv is licensed under creative common license.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Instances and projects
is a social networking site with all the known multimedia sharing capabilities and user generated content potential. It is a very active community of more than 4000 international members.
Mobile site (HTML5 compatible)
is a curated broadcasting channel for video on demand. It aggregates several collections of complete experimental contemporary performances, lectures, screen-dance, interviews and more. It is comprised by the dance-tech.tv site, YouTube, Vimeo and blip.tv channels.
network provides for free live video channels to international collaborators to be able to broadcast live lectures, performances and experimental productions. Live video Streaming have been done from more than 20 countries. An ongoing collaboration with Brunel university have broadcast more than 50 lectures in their own channel DAPLABTV provided by dance-tech.tv. Other important collaborators are Giessen University, Performance Studies International, Panorama Festival, HZT Berlin, among others.
It also offers to dance-tech.net members the possibility of creating live videos channels that are embedded in the networkvia special partnership with USstream
Interviews and views
It's a series of video interviews of different topics, length and depth and images of artist, researchers, theorists, producers, venues and technologies relevant to contemporary performance practices. More than 300 video programs have been produced and are available in the Internet for free.
All programs are produced with portable devices as a networked documentary on contemporary performance and social innovation.
The interviews ate also organized thematically in series:
Is a curated collection on dance-tech.tv of complete works of interdisciplinary contemporary movement artists. All the works are collaboratively presented for free by the artists along with relevant contextualizing material with educational purposes. One artists is added monthly to the collection.
It is known to be used in many educational institutes all over the world. More than 60 artists international artists are collaborating with this project.
Go to Choreography or ELSE on dance-tech.tv
Screendance @ dance-tech.tv
It is a curated collection of screendance and documentaries that place movement arts an motion in the foreground. Content is curated in collaboration with screen dance festivals and filmakers
are facilitated experimental collaborative on/off line spaces to explore the creative impact, aesthetics and cultural implications of network technologies. They explore the performative and aesthetic aspects of networked communication as creative collaboration for knowledge production and circulation.
meta_media lab: networked media production and collaborative creation of memories
meta_creation lab: inter-actors, attractors and the aesthetics of complexity
meta_creation lab is a collaborative space to creatively explore the relationship between improvisational/real -time performance practices, computation and networked collaborative creativity.
(on prototype phase)
meta_Academy is an online co-learning environment where the most advanced cognitive/technological methodologies are used. It is the result of a collaboration between Dance-Tech, the International Choreographic Arts Center ICK in Amsterdam/STEIM, and a varied group of partners and individuals,
Pilot to be launched in January 2013 as an invitation to partners.
Downloadable apps to follow and interact with the dancetech projects online platforms
Augmented reality app for dance-tech.tv augmented interactive spaces, installations and performances.
Updated: September 26th 2012
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