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Emergence by John McCormick, Steph Hutchison and an emerging performing agent, is a duet performed between a human dancer and an artificially intelligent performing agent. The agent has learnt to dance through a rehearsal process with the dancer, sharing the dancer’s movement and style. Emergence sees the dancer and agent co-creating an interactive semi-improvised dance performance. Visualisations of their relationship are projected in glorious Stereoscopic 3D. The neural network based agent uses a motion capture system as its sensory input for understanding the dancer’s movement. In the second part of the performance, Steph uses the knowledge gained from performing with the digital performer to create an intriguingly new dance vocabulary through her process of ex-quiry. A fair trade for the movement she originally taught the agent.
Emergence is the result of John and Steph’s collaborations with Motion.lab and the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin University. The artists dreamed of a performance environment that could learn to understand the dancer and collaborate in the creative process of performance making. Emergence is the result.
270 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Vic. 3056
Friday August 1 – Saturday August 2, 8 PM
Sunday August 3, 5 PM
Full $25 Concession $18
Bookings via Trybooking
WORK @ Dancehouse supercharged and overloaded.
In 1982 Julie Moss competed in her first Ironman without ever completing the total distance before. What began as a lark became a struggle for survival and a test of human will.
Moss says that the ‘I quit’ was just her ‘ego trying to self-sabotage,’ but her real self was ‘that voice that said; “just keep moving forward.”’ ‘There is no limit.’
– Julie Moss in conversation on Radiolab WNYC’s program on Limits 2010, itunes podcast.
The solo WORK, created by Steph Hutchison, is a hybrid performance, interweaving dance, circus arts, improvisation, sports and theatre inspired by the physical journey of Julie Moss.
WORK is fuelled by an interest in pushing the body to its’ physical limit. Hutchison explores the notion of dance as extreme sport and emphatically engages her body in rigorous physical practices. Her attention is to muscularity and the performance of effort, work and labour to the point of physical exhaustion. The power, force and endurance of every muscle fibre is presented as a kind of equipment in and of itself.
When: Saturday 9 Nov @ 8pm & Sunday 10 November @ 5pm
Where: Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse, 150 Princes Street North Carlton (wheelchair access)
Tickets: Full $25/ Concession $20/Dancehouse members $15/ VCA/Deakin students $10
Bookings: click here or 9347 2860