Ring the Changes+

Ring the changes

RING THE CHANGES+ is an interactive dance performance with a key focus in exploring the possibilities digital interfaces offer for enhancing the experience of deaf audiences at dance performances with sound visualisation and interactive tools. I made it a natural extension for me to start to work with a 4 week R&D to create a pool of research material and a score between the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 and then with digital sense enhancement software’s.

In October 2013 I undertook a period of digital R&D. In addition to a mentored research period examining existing interdisciplinary collaborations, a two week choreographic residency took place at Waterman’s Art Centre. The result is a playful exploration of visual sound, a unique colaboration between dance and digital art. The work was selected as one of nine major works as part of Unlimited 2014. Unlimited (Arts Council England, Artsadmin and Shape) will support the development of the piece into a full-length dance work and for the work to tour.

Choreographer:      Chisato Minamimura
Digital Artist:            Nick Rothwell
Lighting Designer:   Jamie Platt
Performers:             Richard Causer/ Nathan Goodman, Carlotta Piubel, Patricia Zafra
Director:                   Ghislaine Boddington
Mentor:                     Luke Pell
Voice Trainer:          Guy Dartnell
Length:                     approx 30 minutes

Sep 2014   Unlimited Festival @ Southbank, London
Nov 2014  Networked Bodies @ Watermans Art Centre, London
Dec 2014  6th International Festival, InShadow @ Lisbon, Portugal

Produced by body>data>space
Supported by Arts Council England


score-ring the changesI discovered that music is based on mathematics and uses
numerical methods and aleatory music from composers like
John Cage and Toru Takemitsu.

Photographed by Roswitha Chesher

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