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

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CAMP

Each week is full of exploration, creativity, and fun! Activities focus on creative expression through daily themes as campers find inspiration in exhibitions and collections. Outside play and short field trips within walking distance to The Rooms are also part of daily camp activities as weather permits.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 12, 2024 at 10:00 am and will be online only. 

TO REGISTER: 

1. Click the blue "Buy Tickets" button on this page (this button will go live at 10 am on March 12). If you are registering multiple children for the same camp week, you can select multiple tickets. 

2. Purchase that ticket, this is your camp registration fee.

3. After purchasing, please download this REGISTRATION FORM and send the completed form to roomsorders@therooms.ca to complete your registration.

Campers will:

  • Explore a variety of materials and media related to drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpting

  • Spend time engaging with objects, reproduction artifacts, and journaling

  • Visit art exhibitions, museum galleries, archives, and behind the scenes vaults

  • Participate in outdoor games and creative movement activities

  • Experience hands-on fun with history, music, and nature

  • Learn art and heritage skills from special guests


Camp Details:

  • Sessions run Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm (drop off between 8:45 am and 9 am and pick up between 4 pm and 4:30 pm. Cannot accommodate earlier drop-offs or later pick-ups).

  • Cost: $225 per week + HST 

  • 10% Discount for Rooms Members (Member Number Required)

  • Camp registration is non-refundable

  • REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 12, 2024 at 10:00 am.

Camp Schedule:

  • Camp 1: July 8-12 (Ages 5-7 years)*
  • Camp 2: July 15-19 (Ages 8-10 years)
  • Camp 3: July 22-26 (Ages 5-7 years)*
  • Camp 4: July 29 – August 2 (Ages 8-10 years)
  • No Camp Augst 5 - 9
  • Camp 5: August 12-16 (Ages 11-12 years)
  • Camp 6: August 19-23 (Ages 5-7 years)*

Note:  *children must have completed a full year of Kindergarten / suited for children going into grade 1 in September 2024. Camp will go ahead on holiday Mondays.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Tea

Art Tea is a contemplative way to experience our exhibitions. Join us for a visit to the art gallery, then exchange ideas and share reflections about current topics in art. This is a casual and relaxed group setting. Tea will be served overlooking the breathtaking view of the harbour.

Tickets: $20 plus HST. 10% discount for members. Seating is limited. Please call (709) 757-8090 to book your spot.

This program visits a different exhibition each month.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy performances by local outstanding musicians as they fill The Rooms with music and songs from our province’s rich musical history.  Be prepared to sing along, tap your toes or just sit back and delight in the moment. This is a free, drop in event. 

  • July 3 – Fergus O’Byrne
  • July 5 – Jim Payne
  • July 8 – Sherry Ryan
  • July 10 – Fergus O’Byrne
  • July 12 – James Hurley
  • July 15 – Sherry Ryan
  • July 17 – Fergus O’Byrne
  • July 19 – Maria Cherwick
  • July 22 – Sherry Ryan
  • July 24 – Fergus O’Byrne
  • July 26 – TBD
  • July 29 – TBD
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tour

Embark on a vibrant journey together to part through the clouds to view the captivating hues of the rainbow at The Rooms. See a spectrum of colors: from fiery reds to sunny yellows, lush greens to serene blues, and even the elusive indigos and violets.

Offered Fridays 2:30 pm. Included in the cost of admission.