Pavilion Dance looks into the future

PAVILION Dance South West is organising an event  on Saturday 22nd April to explore the influence of new technology on dance and discuss what dance could be for the 21st century.

New Tech: New Movement: New Future highlights the growing interest in creative technology, entrepreneurship and collaboration inspiring the future of dance.

The South West has a reputation for extraordinary innovation, and many of the projects showcased during the event have been developed in the region.

Curator Laura Kriefman, a choreographer and creative technologist, has brought together speakers from organisations including Studio Wayne McGregor, New Movement Collective and Pervasive Media Studio.

Alongside her research and interactive installations, Kriefman and her company Guerilla Dance Project create large-scale shows that tour internationally.  Her work has been cited by the Arts Council as the best contemporary example of collaboration between science and art.

She says: “It’s been a joy to spend time shaping an event that celebrates what happens when you fuse movement and technology together:  the incredible creative entrepreneurship and collaborations that can shape new dance works.”

Confirmed speakers include Jasmine Wilson from Studio Wayne McGregor; Malgorzata Dzierzon from New Movement Collective; Ghislaine Boddington from Body Data Space; Kendra Horsbrough Artistic Director: BirdGang Dance Company from Interactive Scientific; David Haylock from Pervasive Media Studio; and David Burton, head of innovation at Redweb.

For more information visit pdsw.org.uk or call 01202 203 630.