Choreographic Coding Lab

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

The lab is 5 full days and will take place @NYUThursday Aug 27th thru Monday Aug 31, 2015

The Choreographic Coding Lab (CCL) format offers unique opportunities of exchange and collaboration for digital media ‘code savvy’ artists who have an interest in translating aspects of choreography and dance into digital form and applying choreographic thinking to their own practice. This format supports working with patterns in movement scores and structures through finding, generating and applying them with results ranging from prototypes for artworks to new plug-ins for working with dance related datasets. The CCLs also seek to support a sustainable collaborative practice among its participants encouraging ongoing exchange in a growing artistic research community.

CCLs are an outcome of Motion Bank, a four-year research project of The Forsythe Company focused on the creation of digital dance scores with guest choreographers. This research involved the study, documentation and analysis of unique choreographic approaches, and the datasets and tools used behind the development of the Motion Bank scores will be made available for the CCLs including an installation of Piecemeta / Piecemaker2. These systems hold and serve the data from Motion Bank and previous CCL recordings.

With their reputation for fostering curiosity, supporting agile 'light weight' design research and forging collaborative working pathways between disciplines, ITP/ NYU-Tisch is an ideal host for the organisation of the CCL. The week will be enriched by interactions with experienced local choreographers and members of the Motion Bank research team. The organizers of the CCL will facilitate internal exchanges, documentation and open-door moments. The ITP/ NYU-Tisch space and equipment will be freely provided.