Responsive Body | Responsive Technology Workshop
Responsive Body is a dynamic system created by Roosna & Flak based on listening to yourself and the environment, training sensitivity and coordination as well as strength and stamina. Its purpose is to develop a strong, resilient, and intelligent body that is open to internal and external impulses. Roosna & Flak use movement sensors to extend the impact of their bodies into sound, light, visuals, and architecture, feeding this back into the experience of moving.
In the workshop, we will mainly focus on the connection between movement and sound. The participants will learn how to build a fully functional setup for sensor interaction, using their smartphones and laptops. The programs used are mostly open-source and free of charge. The participants need no previous dance experience.
The workshop will be in English.
Material, necessary software and more info can be found HERE. Please install the required software beforehand.
Venue: Academy of Applied Sciences in Fulda – – – MacLab, Building 46 / Room 139.
|10.00 – 13.00h Movement Class & Coding – building 34 room 108 (basement)|
|14.00 – 17.00h Coding – building 46.139 (MacLab)|
|10.00 – 13.00h Coding building 46.139 (MacLab)|
|14.00 – 17.00h Movement Class & Coding – building 34 room 108 (basement)|
|10.00 – 13.00h Performance Preparations|
|20.00h Performance at KUZ Kreuz|
About Roosna & Flak
Internationally active choreographers and dancers Külli Roosna (Estonia) and Kenneth Flak (Norway) have been collaborating since 2008. Whether they are creating their own choreographies or collaborating with others, their work deals with the narratives and technologies of the body. They have explored a wide range of themes, including deep ecology, Viking mythology, totalitarianism, and internet culture. The core of their work is human experience in interconnected realities. This is often explored through the dancing body’s possibilities and limitations, in a constant dialogue with the digital technologies and discourses that extend and counterpoint it.
Their interactive music and dance performance Blood Music – 2014 was nominated for the Estonian Dance Awards. Stalking Paradise – 2014, commission work for Lublin Dance Theater was selected for the biannual Polish Dance Days. Prime Mover – 2018 and Two Body Orchestra – 2020 were nominated for the Estonian Dance Awards.