2016 marks the third annual DanceHackDay, an event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies. Kinetech Arts, along with long-time collaborators at Raktor, facilitate a daylong dance-hackathon workshop, a combination of a traditional hackathon with a dance lab. DanceHackDay is an opportunity to spark unconventional applications of new and existing technological tools and foster innovative dance material to create awe-inspiring live audience experiences.
A special feature presentation of this year’s event is “Heartbeat Across the World”. Using DIY wireless heart monitors, DanceHackDay teams across the globe* will create a cloud-based dataset of the heart rate of performers. This data will then be used real time to create interactive performance and production elements based on the actual live heart rate of performers in multiple cities. Kinetech Arts has instructions on how to build your own heart monitor for the event >>
This event is free to hacker and dancer participants, and will include to-be-announced technology workshops, as well as dance classes throughout the day. To register as a dancer or technologist hackathon participant, please visit dancehackday2016.eventbrite.com
After the hackathon the theater will be opened to the public, and select material from the hackathon will be showcased in this live public event. Tickets for the public spectator portion of the event can be purchased through the “Get Tickets” button above
About Kinetech Arts
Founded by Artistic Directors Weidong Yang and Daiane Lopes da Silva in January 2013, Kinetech Arts is a collective of artists and scientists striving to create performances that combine dance and science with the newest interactive technology, to create unique and beautiful experiences. Kinetech Arts has performed at ODC theatre, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, KUNST-STOFF arts, L.A.S.T festival, Moscone Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Djerassi, De Young Museum, among others. Kinetech Arts was recognized by the SF WEEKLY as “Best Genre-Defying Sci-Artistic Collaboration of 2014”
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