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Sat 15 Feb - Sun 16 Feb
CID - Centro Internazionale della Danza

The choreographic creation between virtuality and interactivity

Theoretical and practical workshop on the interaction between choreography, sounds and images with Ariella Vidach and Claudio Prati.

The workshop conducted by Ariella Vidach and Claudio Prati invites a group of maximum 12 participants to investigate performative processes applied to the field of new technologies and the relationship between human nature and artificiality, between humanity and robotics, between body and sensible environments. The journey aims at offering basic instruments to develop an interactive score, both sound-wise and choreography-wise. This score will find its main character in the relation between man and “machine-automaton-system” in a journey scattered with movements, sounds, images.
The 2-day workshop firstly begins with a three-hour study session about the programs as well as the interactive systems realized by the company for their own shows, comprised of technical and aesthetical focuses. A second phase, of about nine hours, will be of experiential nature; at first the effect of the movement sequences on sounds and images will be experimented thanks to the use of some applications specifically developed for the company’s productions. Some examples could be INaxyz, based on accelerometers, voxLIVE, based on microphones, SLS and LMP that permit the handling of in-real-time sounds and images.
In a second phase, participants will be invited to experiment, building an interactive project with hybrid elements (belonging to different dimensions of reality): from a brainstorming phase through the theoretical sharing of imagery, until the reaching of a hypothesis and, at the end, a minimal practical part.

Who does it interest?
The workshop is directed at choreographers, dancers, performers, musicians, composers, interaction designers, visual and new media artists, students, philosophers, critics, academics.
Characteristics and competences needed:
basic movement knowledge, experimental inclination and open attitude to the interdisciplinarity of languages. 

Ariella Vidach
Choreographer and dancer.Ariella Vidach began producing her choreography in New York where she moved in the 80’s inspired by the work of the most significant artists of the postmodern dance generation as Trisha Brown, Dana Reitz, Steve Paxton and with the aim to deepen her study in contemporary dance.  Her work was presented in the United States, Canada, Germany, Holland, France, Switzerland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Macedonia, Turkey, Luxemburg, Cuba and Portugal. She is co-founder of Avventure in Elicottero Prodotti , founded in 1988 in Lugano and she creates in 1996 with Claudio Prati, the Ariella Vidach - AiEP  dance company with which she produced multimedia performance among others: Exp ('96), Drans ('98) and Beat Box ('00), Opus (2001), Buffers (2003), DanxyMusic (2004), Id (2005), Intervita (2007), .Mov (2009). The Ariella Vidach - AiEP  dance company has an artistic residency inside the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milano an old industrial area that was renovated and reused as cultural and artistic venues.   
She currently teaches at Scuola D’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi and continues her research producing performances concerning the relationship between body and technology. In 2015-16 he created the dance performances Temporaneo Tempobeat and HABITdata studio.  She lives and works in  Milano and Lugano.

Claudio Prati
Video maker and director, he graduate in Gymnastics & Sports at ETH Zurich, in Sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milano and trained as a Mime at the school of Piccolo Teatro in Milano. Between 1986 and 1988 he lived in New York, where he studied Video art and Special Project mixed media at New York University, as well as Contact Improvisation Dance at the Movement Research Centre and PS 122. In 1988 in Lugano (Switzerland), he founded Avventure in Elicottero Prodotti cultural Association and in 1996 he was the founding partner of Ariella Vidach – AiEP dance company in Milan. Between 1989 and 2010 he produced fifth teen multimedia interactive dance productions, in collaboration with Ariella Vidach, and various dance videos, inspired to the performances, which were presented in several international dance Festivals. In partnership with Ariella Vidach he lead the cultural projects Innet 2005-2007 and tecArtEco 2009-2011 a Fesr INTERREG Program between Italy and Switzerland. Since 1997 he is experimentig interactive systems applied to the choreography producing interactive dance perfromances. Between them Intervita 2007 that uses a system of accelerometers developed by STMicroelectronics. The project Cyclum / .MOV, 2009 which debuts in September within the World Road Cycling Mendrisio 2009. He produced, in collaboration with Ariella Vidach, various interactive dance performances among them BODHI in 2011, RELAIS in 2013, VOCsolo and VOCset in 2014 and a new dance film co-produced by RSI titled INTERPERSONAE. In 2015-16 he produced and created the dance performances Temporaneo Tempobeat and HABITdata studio. He lives and works in Lugano and Milan.


Saturday 15 February 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 16 February 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: CID - Centro Internazionale della Danza - Corso Rosmini 58, Rovereto (TN)
Level: Intermediate
Fee: 120 euro
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Early Booking: if you book by 20th December 2019, you will get a 20% discount on the registration fee.

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Photo Michela Di Savino