Architecture and Dance: VERSION 2.0

Date: Oct 7
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Theatre

This interactive, experimental dance performance explores the boundaries and interactions between dance, architecture, technology and audience. It asks the question: might some technologies facilitate new forms of dance?

Created by Sometimes in Nova Scotia (SiNS) and presented as a collaboration between the Festival of New Dance (FND) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects (NLAA),  VERSION 2.0 brings together augmented reality technology and movement scores by incorporating head-worn displays and hand-held devices. Choreographer Jacinte Armstrong and dance artist Gillian Seaward-Boone explore the edges of the virtuosic and the pedestrian, toggling between the functional movements required to simply use the technology and the skills required to create more expressive movements, playing with holograms using dance-based scores. Collaborator and architect James Forren uses the technology to create objects that the dancers/movers can interact with as a kind of 3-dimensional drawing, bringing embodied information into a digital model and creating a cross-disciplinary dialogue between different modes of thinking and doing. 

How do dancers and audiences interact with technology and with holograms as objects? What factors make technology more or less accessible? Is it possible to offer participants new experiences of their bodies using technology? Can using this technology increase or change people’s experiences with different kinds of movement abilities?

This is a free drop in event!

Photo by Kevin MacCormack

Events & Programs

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Feeling festive?  Join us to create your very own mummer ornament. In fact, make two – one to take home, and one to place on a special Mummer Tree at The Rooms. The Mummer ornament tree will be on display over the holidays.

Mummers Festival is pleased to present “The Wholly Untrue Origin of the Ugly Stick.” Written and directed by Audrey Gerow, this short, family friendly play offers a playful twist on the beloved ugly stick.  

Puppet Show times at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm in the theatre. Each show is approximately 12 – 15 minutes long.

Suitable for all ages. Included in the cost of admission.

This event is presented in partnership with the 2023 Mummers Festival.