De formance was a collaboration for Dutch Design Week 2016, with Hato Projects and textile designer Jessica Smarsch. The unique language of dance, combined with a software driven by movement sensors, created live patterns on the screen. The textile design and shape of the garment were determined by the choreography. The initial choreography continuously morphed and shifted depending on the restraints of each new architectural space.
Hato Projects is a foundation directed by Heidi Vierthaler. Together with her close core of dancers, it focuses on the further development of Stream-Flow® method, and its many cross discipline collaborations. Stream- Flow® method is a movement method developed by Heidi Vierthaler, and is the base for all of her teaching and choreographic works for companies and universities worldwide. It explores one’s inner and outer body, section by section, leading to a more multidimensional body, and a higher level of overall awareness and sensitivity. Hato Projects collaborates with film makers, designers and unique performance locations that brings together a broader audience. Hato’s board consists of members of the artistic staff of the Netherlands Dance Theater.