Mix the Body is an interactive, contemporary dance experience launched as part of the UK/India Year of Culture. This platform offers users anywhere in the world an understanding of contemporary dance by going through a choreographic journey with professional dancers and seeing the result of that journey as a final shareable video. The experience has been created with the help of Studio Wayne McGregor, one of the UK’s premier contemporary dance companies and dancers from the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bengaluru.
How does it work?
Mix the Body invites people to create their own contemporary dance piece online by connecting with the physical movement of dancers on the platform. Firstly, users can choose their pair of dancers. Next, a they can create movements on the screen of their devices (desktop, tablets or mobile phones), defined by a series of gestures - a line, curve, circle, or any other simple shape. Each gesture by the user prompts a short video clip of pre-loaded movements from the dancers to appear. After a series of gestures, the resulting choreography from the short videos can be accompanied by any musical score, from a selection of 6 renowned musicians from the UK and India. Each piece of choreography comprises one musical score up-to-a minute long.
Now, you can share your performance online with friends on your social media networks. Mix. Share. Enjoy.
About Wayne McGregor
Studio Wayne McGregor is the creative engine for multi-award winning choreographer and director Wayne McGregor CBE, and the home of his life-long choreographic enquiry into thinking through and with the body. It describes the dynamic team of individuals and resources that supports his vision, and comprises dance artists, writers, composers, film-makers, visual artists, scientists, designers, architects, stage technicians, software engineers, administrators and producers who form his collaborative network. Wayne McGregor is known as an innovator not only in the field of contemporary dance with his unique dance language but also as a strong voice connecting art and technology in research, science and artistic expression.
About Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts
Established in 1992, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is a registered, public charitable trust formed by artistes from different disciplines to help create contexts for contemporary movement arts.
Attakkalari has facilitated the development of an enhanced and extensive programme that includes national and international Platforms for Exchange and Performance; Strategic movement and Digital Arts development; Research and documentation; new performance works by the Attakkalari Repertory; a Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media; and Education and Outreach programmes.