I documented myself learning choreographed dance and ‘performed’ them via smartphone handsets.
Both the pieces I learnt (Pina Bausch’s ‘Nelken Line’ and Anne Terese de Keersmaeker’s ‘Rosas Danst Rosas’) have recently been given new leases of life via social media. Free online tutorials are allowing dancers and non-dancers around the world to learn and perform these pieces for new audiences, in new ways.
Click here to see a film of ‘Nelken Line’ installation.
‘Rosas Danst Rosas’ is traditionally performed by four dancers, on four chairs, and is almost mathematical in its execution. Each smart phone was placed on a chair and each film was started at the same time. Due to the nature of the film looping software, each ‘dancer’ went in and out of time- similar to the way the original piece is performed.
The development and documentation of this project can be seen on my instagram highlights, entitled: #dancingontheinternet
x4 smartphones (2 Android, and 2 iPhone)
Free film looping software 'Looper', available online for iPhone.
I used the inbuilt looping function on Android.