Technosomatic Dance Projects:
-> Project S0M_AI (an online interactive somatic dance interface)
-> Mining Technosomatic Dance (a guide for technosomatic dance practicing through motion data & biometric (EMG) choreography)
‘How can somatic dance practices and new technologies mutually enhance each other to create new dance techniques and tools for dance improvisation and composition?’ Departing from the supportive role of technology in dance practices and expanding onto the current notion of embodied reflection and creativity, it seems to me that technology choreographs its users. While it incites movement, it simultaneously creates obstacles and clear limitations.
In 'technosomatic dance', I rearrange dance based upon the non-human interconnections that limits the somatic dancer, while they accelerate and expand the creative range of this creative agent. For example, the traditional notion of embodiment of dancers is up for debate by automating parts of the practice, by expanding awareness in dance through media technology (visualisation and sonification), and by integrating bio-data technology (EEG - bio-electric current or EMG - muscle tension identifying sensors).