Machine de la Danse

A choreography for digital dancers in response to Boris Charmatz’s 10000 Gestures as part of MIF’s Creative50 talent development program.

CommissionerManchester International Festival
DateJuly 2017

May dance be automated? Could dance be purely digital? Could something purely digital be unique?

A collaboration between Sois de Traca and a digital machine that generates random gestures, in a quest to explore themes of uniqueness and technology.

The machine is a piece of code created in Processing that acts as a choreographer generating geometrical dancing pieces whose ephemeral gestures are captured and structured by us.