William Yong


Performance | Spectacle
STEER - teaser

Toronto ON
August 14-17 août 2013
14 and 17 @ 7:00 | 19:00 and 15 @ 9:00 | 21:00

Presented by | Diffusé par: dance: made in canada/fait au canada  
Member of the CanDance Network | Membre du reseau CanDanse
Betty Oliphant Theatre
404 Jarvis St.

Steer exposes imaginary inner worlds through a fusion of biology, technology. The interplay of sound, visuals and light drives movement, interacting with and responding to sensors. We direct our focus and energy between the internal and external worlds by modulating the speed and dynamics of our own motion. The performance establishes a bridge to a dreamlike state and manifests the hidden world of thought into reality.

Dancer’s movements are processed through frameworks of technology: real time motion capture, infrared light and camera, accelerometer motion sensors and piezoelectric sensors. The inputs from these sensors are interpreted in real-time by computer software, sound artist and visual artist to produce interactive lighting, sounds and visuals that are both initiated by and and generated by the dancer’s movements.

We are very grateful to George Cedric Metcalf Foundation for funding the initial technology research in 2010. Big thank you to the support and assistance from Montreal Matralab, Sandeep Bhagwati, Topological Media Lab, Dr. Sha Xin Wei, Michael Montanaro, Pierre-Marc Ouellette, James Kendal and Jenn Hardy. The creation of Steer was generously supported by Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council.

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