How to move away from pre-choreographed environments and compose our own choreographies? *

Choreographing Design | Designing Choreographies is an ongoing research project by Joana Chicau which interweaves media design and web environments with performance and choreographic practices.

Initially driven by an investigation on systems of notation from post-modern choreographers and designers; the project has grown into different formats from live performances and coding demonstrations of this methodology; to a series of workshops and continuous investigations on diverse choreographic genres:
Eshkol Wachman Movement Notation; Tango and Butoh.

Currently, an expanded research on scores & scripts can be found online at the web VR Internet Moon Gallery and soon new collaborations: with the computer musician and programmer Renick Bell; the physical theatre platform Replica.Institute; the multidisciplinary research and curatorial platform Slow Research Lab.

Joana Chicau is a co-founder of Netherlands Coding Live and a member of Varia a collective space in Rotterdam focussing on work with, about and through technology. She has been actively involved in the organization of events with performances involving multi-location collaborative coding, algorithmic improvisation, open discussions on gender equality and activism.

The project has been exhibited and presented in international events and residencies. For the latest updates click here!

(*) choreographic thinking = a meta-platform for thinking movement and counter-movement; a way to reflect on the tools and processes in design and to question the role of aesthetic, political, economic, socio-cultural decisions in the construction of digital media spaces.

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