How do we build choreographic systems for dancing with those we cannot touch? In a world in which the medium of a mask and the interface of a screen are omnipresent, touching at a distance becomes a choreographic problem. Developing tools to navigate a touchless habitat engages actions of crossing thresholds - between physical and virtual, distant and near – from the perspective of cellular bodies hardwired for touch. Virtual Crossings is a network of artists engaged in cultivating distant touch through remote collaboration. Initiatedby Cie Gille Jobin Geneva, this new inter-disciplinary network engages partners in Melbourne, Geneva and Auckland for simultaneous remote performance and research through a virtual architecture embodied through motion capture technology. Virtual Crossings Melbourne-Geneva-Auckland mobilises soma-technic states as new spaces for dance to travel safely and with minimalimpact.
Choreographer in Residence VCA Dance - Victoria ChiuHead of VCA Dance & Research - Carol BrownDigital Architect arc/sec lab NZ - Yinan LiuTrakLAB Researcher VCA - Megan BeckwithTechnologist - Sam McGlip Dancers - Isabelle Beauverd, Ben HurleyVCA Dance Students - Tai Platania, Alison Tong
Production Geneva - Cie Gilles JobinDancer - Susana Panadés DiazCreative Director and Technologist - Camilo de MartinoLead 3D Artist - Tristan SiodlakDeveloper - Pierre-Igor BerthetMotion Capture - Hugo Cahn