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Dance is participatory

This interactive dance work shifts the traditional mode of viewer/work to participant/work. Dancing is something that we passively watch as a mode of entertainment but it's also a way of joyous social participation. Everyone can dance. This piece invites you to do so in a formal setting, it attempts to break through the fourth wall between viewer and recorded dancer.

 

The video and audio is playing in slow motion when there's no interaction. Once a person stands in front of the work, the video sparks into action but quickly slows down again if the person makes no movements. In order for the work to play in real time, the person, or people, have to dance. If they're conservative in their movements, the video will play at half time. It's only when there's big body movements that the video and audio plays at 100%. That's where the real fun begins.

Dance is participatory