Susan Elena
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About Me (human/individual)/interests, work..short bio/ THis is the most important. It is the only way to know that you are not a SPAMBOT!Be generous!
Dancer, Choreographer, Film maker and other things.
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As the sparks fly upwards...

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments

As the sparks fly upwards... is really on it's way now. The piece, which uses Isadora to bring live dancers and film clips together, had it's first showing last Friday with very positive results.

Lights are attached to dancers' bodies which are then tracked in the space by a camera and used by Isadora to trigger specific pre-recorded film clips. The movement is the same for the live and filmed dancers but the order is completely different. Sometimes in unison, sometimes in canon,… Continue

Interact with us

Posted on June 13, 2008 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

FireBox will be spending next week at the UK Theatre School courtesy of the Dance House working on new material for an interactive dance performance. The exciting part is...

that as well as being able to watch the FireBox dancers performing, you will also be able to get involved and get interacting with the piece. Don't worry you don't need to dance if you don't want to, you just have to be willing to hold a light and move around the room. Easy.

Come along on Friday 20th… Continue

The Practice Room, The Poles and The Paper

Posted on June 11, 2008 at 7:00am 0 Comments

It's been a busy time for FireBox recently with a few breakthroughs in terms of my degree project, the first draft of my masters due in and working on a dance film with some contemporary/pole dancers.

Isadora is starting to behave herself in the Practice Room at The Arches just in time for my Dance House creative lab at the UK theatre school next week. I've got nice LED lights to use as a trigger and the dancers have been working on some great sequences that will be used as the basis… Continue

Mini Makeover

Posted on April 20, 2008 at 3:07pm 0 Comments

The FireBox website has had a mini makeover this weekend with slicker page views and online videos. I'm trying to monitor how quickly the videos are streaming on different browsers and connections so please let me know what you think of the waiting time. The videos will open up in a new page so feel free to browse through the rest of the site while you're waiting.

These Things Happen

Posted on March 12, 2008 at 7:44am 0 Comments

These Things Happen when three dancers and one dancer/film maker follow instructions given by choreographer, Angus Balbernie at a Dance House research lab. Spontaneous, textured and very low-tech.

Following another failed attempt to hire any equipment I ended up using my own Mini DV and mobile to film improvisations at Angus' research lab. Angus had agreed to let me use the footage anyway I decided but I wasn't sure how to put it all together with it being on different formats and… Continue

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At 5:19pm on June 18, 2008, CreationEditor said…
Hi Susan,
hope your dancehouse-residenc is going well....sounds exciting. Unfortunately, I cannot make it to your sharing ;-( but looking forward seeing/reading the documentation of it.
cu sabine
At 2:37pm on June 11, 2008, CreationEditor said…
PS: just through your blogs and checked your really interesting stuff you're up to!!! If you need an editor give me a shout! x
At 2:28pm on June 11, 2008, CreationEditor said…
Hi Susan,

hope your work in the Arches went well. I guessed that you got tied up, no worries but hopefully we can meet in person somepoint. How're you getting on with your work?
I put my entire Sharing from last Friday on my website under Research ;-)

cu sabine
At 8:06am on May 30, 2008, CreationEditor said…
Hi Elena,

thanks for letting me know. No rush but if you can come at 3pm I'll keep the format open ;-)

Enjoy your work at the arches and looking forward meeting you, Sabine

PS: My latest video Trench will premiere at Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh tomorrow all info on
At 4:17pm on April 20, 2008, CreationEditor said…
Hi Susan,

yes, that's be great if you could make it to my interactive friday!
I'm working, working on application and doing a keeping quite busy. Missing a bit time for studying, enjoy it!!! It's good fun that passes by quickly!
Looking forward catching up in person
At 12:29pm on April 10, 2008, Sarah Rubidge said…
Hi Susan

sorry for the delay in replying ... I don't go into the dance-tech site very often at the moment - too much else to do! For my sins I cannot really recall you (it was along time ago ) - but your work at the Arches looks interesting. As I occasionally get up to Glasgow let me know what you are doing

At 5:09am on April 8, 2008, CreationEditor said…
I did the Master course last year with Katrina and Simon. Really worthwhile!
How're you getting on?
Sorry for my delayed reply I was quite busy!

cu s
At 11:14am on February 21, 2008, Rachel Thorne Germond said…
hey susan- thanks for the friend request. interesting finding out about your work. hope to get to see it some day if i come to the UK.

rachel thorne germond
At 5:32pm on February 19, 2008, Catriona Johnston said…
Yeah as soon as I asked you about changing my page, I noticed the huge fat customise button plastered across the top of my page, duh!!
Yeah I'd definately like to be part of your degree show! I don't usually have anything planned for Fridays, so hopefully I should be able to arrange some time off or sort something out for then, I'll speak to Sarah about it.

Also, the photos with the phone lights look great, very effective! Xx
At 5:33pm on February 18, 2008, Catriona Johnston said…
yeah, you've got me hooked now, I'm supposed to be preparing class for tomorrow! How did you change your background? My page looks boring! Xx

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