Moving Digits Workshop 2, M-ITI, Funchal

The second Moving Digits workshop took place on June 17-20, at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), Funchal, Portugal. It was an exploration and testing workshop, involving 10 international dancers. 8 of these had participated in the previous workshop, while 2 were selected from a new open call. 9 project partner members (from M-ITI, HSD, STL, Tanzhaus NRW, University of Greenwich and Plux) also took part.

The technical prototypes and artistic approaches developed so far were presented, inspired by the initial ideas generated in the initial workshop in February. During the workshop, the dancers familiarized themselves with the prototypes developed, through a series of exercises. They also provided feedback and suggestions for further development of those prototypes. Finally, a creative discussion regarding the preparation of a Moving Digits public performance in October at Tanzhaus NRW (Düsseldorf) was initiated. This preparation will be continued in an artistic residency in Tallinn in August, and in a third workshop in Düsseldorf in October. The project partners also conducted a meeting to prepare the next steps in the project.





Day 1 – 17/June – Introduction
Day 2 – 18/June – Initial discussion and planning
Day 3 – 19/June – Creating – trying ideas and proposals
Day 4 – 20/June – Testing and final discussion
(10-18h, 1 hour lunch break)

About the project:

Moving Digits: Augmented Dance for Engaged Audience aims to enhance audience understanding and engagement in contemporary dance performances, and to allow to experience dance in an augmented way (even after the performance). The project also aims to empower dancers, choreographers and technicians with further tools for expression, archival and analysis. The project is a partnership between Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI, Portugal – Lead Partner), Hochschule Düsseldorf (HSD, Germany) and Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL, Estonia). Plux (Portugal), Tanzhaus NRW (Germany) and University of Greenwich (UK) are associated partners. (more information)

Project no. 597398-CREA-1-2018-1-PT-CULT-COOP1, co-funded by Creative Europe – Culture Sub-programme, 2018 – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Union.