The Bubble Chamber is Mercurial Dance's pioneering three year programme of dance and technology working with young people aged 14-19. A cutting edge project taking place in ‘void’ shop spaces throughout the West Midlands, The Bubble Chamber aims to animate city centres through dance and young people’s contribution.
In the Bubble Chamber we are exploring the artistic dialogue between technological spaces, visual imagery, live performance and non-conventional performance spaces. Over time, more and more young people will be engaged on new ‘installations’, each building on the previous one and culminating in major event to celebrate all that will be achieved throughout the project.
Oliver Scott, director of Mercurial Dance, explained: “Throughout the whole project we are going to explore a number of fascinating questions. How can we create a space within which the audience will want to dance and move? How does the interaction between the body, the projected image and the tracking across a screen affect choreography? How do people respond to space and engage with it and how can we exploit the potential of technology in this context?
“So far the students are relishing the challenge and are using dance, live images and video to turn an empty room into a space with eyes and ears, responding and changing as viewers move through it."
The Cardinal Wiseman Launch Event at The Bubble Chamber was created by the students with Choreographer and Director Oliver Scott; Digital Artist Ashley Brown Arctic Sunrise and Dance Artist Chris Bradley.
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The Bubble Chamber is part of the People Dancing project, part of the West Midlands’ Culture Programme for London 2012, funded by Legacy Trust UK, Arts Council England West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands.