Industrial Improvisation investigates how kinetic design and industrial robotics can embody the complexity of movement found in contemporary dance. Using structured improvisational techniques, a combination of pre-choreographed and improvised performances have been designed to form a gestural dialog between a dancer and two robotic performers. The result is an emerging set of movements that construct an unpredictable and evolving choreography.
A gestural vocabulary has been developed to explain and describe a set of rules based on improvisation techniques. Space is in constant transformation, modulated by roboticly driven fans, puppetered by robotic armatures. As the choreography develops it creates unpredictable spatial qualities between the dancer and space. The improvising participants (dancer and robots) continuously switch roles between choreographer and performer
Dancer: Chryssa Varna
Special thanks: Ruairi Glynn, Khaled ElAshry, Amir Nabil, Stamatis Psarras, Silvi, Bert
Music: Four Tet