East – Innovation and technology


This path brings together some cultural organizations – Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bangalore (India), Seoul Institute of the Arts in Seoul (South Korea), City Contemporary Dance Festival | CCDC and S.E.T.A. Sino-European Transcultural Agency in Hong Kong – located in production areas with high technological innovation or characterized by experimentation and application of new technologies in the processes of artistic creation and production.

In these decades, technological progress has profoundly changed the living conditions and the social behaviors of millions of people, increasing the possibility of interconnection between individuals, amplifying the perception and experience of reality, dematerializing the transmission processes of information and intellectual and artistic works.
In a world where real and virtual end up overlapping, the body acquires an increasingly important function. For this reason, the experiments between performing arts and new technologies necessarily lead to a greater awareness of the processes and cultural and social transformations and open new scenarios to artistic creation.

This path will be developed with a first part of research carried out through an online activity (from June to December 2020) which will involve the Italian artists Stefania Tansini and Arabella Scalisi who will work with Anindita Gosh and other dancers of the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bangalore, followed by tutors Jayachandran Palazhy, Hemabharathy Palani and Luca Ricci (CapoTrave / Kilowatt). The starting point is a research that oscillates between the public and the private sphere and navigates through corporeal manifestations of geographies, beliefs, languages, rituals, mundane routines, desires, aspirations and a lingering sense of loss. roperties, images on TV, lines from poems, sounds from the radio or music system etc. will provide the visual and aural context. The reflection will focus on the increasing demand for national homogeneity in India and in Europe while each of us have strands of multiple identities in ourselves that transgress the so called national or ethnic or gender identities.
During the remote work the artists will share their thoughts and images among themselves leading to a detailed set of concepts and ideas as well as story board and mood board. These materials will be elaborated and will be used in the second part of the path (scheduled in India between January and February 2021) when the artists will work together on a choreographic co-creation and an interactive scenography.










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