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Choreographic coding labs

Choreographic Coding Lab (CCL) is an internationally traveling format by Motion Bank gathering artists who seek to translate aspects of choreography and dance into digital form.

Invited by FIBER Festival and De Brakke Grond, this one week laboratory will allow for peer-to-peer interdisciplinary knowledge exchange on practices and project ideas. Results from the week might range from prototypes for artworks to new plug-ins for working with dance related datasets. The lab seeks to encourage ongoing exchange in an artistic research community of individuals.

ICK collaborated with the first edition ever taking place in Amsterdam and invited selected choreographers to share their practice and pose questions from the perspective of the contemporary dance field. The week was accompanied by Scott deLahunta, Motion Bank co-director, who shared experiences from the Motion Bank research. The CCL 2017 resulted in an open lab session on its last day. Experts and the interested public were invited to look behind the scenes, test prototypes and ask questions.

A second Amsterdam edition of the CCL will take place from 26 – 30 May, organized by FIBER, Motion Bank and ICK Amsterdam and supported by Dansmakers Amsterdam.

What interesting new experiences can be brought to life when the worlds of dance and creative coding meet? How can dance data be used as a starting point for the creation of new performances and even installation art or music? What can the world of dance learn from current developments in machine learning and vice versa?

Taking place at Dansmakers Amsterdam in a four-day interdisciplinary peer-to-peer setting,  a selected group of participants will work on experiments and prototypes, participate in masterclasses, share knowledge, find new collaboration partners, and discuss ideas and challenges. 

Accompanying the lab, there will be two evening programmes at Dansmakers open to the public: a talks meetup about technology and movement on
Tuesday, May 26 and a closing-evening with CCL presentations and a keynote by Dr. Laura Karreman, Lecturer in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University, on Thursday May 30.

Guests & Mentors
Guest artists and mentors guiding the lab are: Mária Júdová, an independent artist whose work combines the exploration of technologically informed dance practices, body movement, time and space. Her work has been presented at LABoral, Berlin Atonal, Cinedans and many more festivals. Danae Kleida is a researcher at FIBER and Motion Bank, CCL facilitator, and media scholar who is active in the field of dance, choreography and annotation practices. She recently published her thesis on dance notation systems and annotation practices as gestures. Anton Koch is the lead developer of Motion Bank and an expert in working with dance data. Suzan Tunca is responsible for the dance research activities at ICK Amsterdam, with extensive experience while working as dance researcher and performing artist. Jarl Schulp is the CCL Amsterdam co-curator, designer and the artistic director of FIBER. Joana Chicau is a graphic designer, coder, researcher — with a background in dance. Her trans-disciplinary project interweaves web programming and environments with performance/choreographic practices. (More guests will be announced)

ICK Amsterdam invites two choreographers to introduce their ways of thinking and doing choreography and dance: Matej Kejžar (ICK Amsterdam) is a Slovenian dancer and choreographer who will address the general dance discourse in order to re-evaluate dance terminology and language. Amos Ben-Tal (OFFprojects and ICK Amsterdam) will share his research on the perception and valuation of time in relation to movement and the body.