Integrating Technologies in Dance: Methods, Creations and Critical Reflections
Sarah Fdili Alaoui | Integrating technologies in Dance: methods, creations and critical reflections
In this talk, Sarah will introduce her research creation as well as the community work that she does around feminism and technologies and ethics in computing. She will do this through the various approaches that she has followed in integrating technologies in dance. Sarah describes how she applies first person methodologies including research through practice and ethnographic and phenomenological methods in order to design technologies that support creating, learning, performing and archiving dance. She will introduce several artworks and interactive systems that she developed in which she focusses on dance vocabularies that are idiosyncratic to choreographers that she collaborated with and those emerging from her own research-creation endeavours. Sarah presents how she choreographs dance pieces that integrate these interactive technologies in order to provoke critical questions. While providing poetic experiences, her artworks enact experimental situations that enable critical reflection on issues around how art can contribute to knowledge or around how humans co-exist with each other and with technologies.
Sarah Fdili Alaoui is an associate professor at university Paris Saclay in interaction design, human computer Interaction and interactive arts. She is a dance artist, choreographer, dancer and a Laban Movement Analyst. Before her current position, she was a researcher at the School of Interactive Arts+Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, within the MovingStories project. She holds a PhD in Art and Science from University Paris-Sud 11, the IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and LIMSI-CNRS research institutes. She holds a MSc from University Joseph Fourier and an Engineering Degree from ENSIMAG in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and over 30 years of training in ballet and contemporary dance. Sarah completed a certification as a Laban Movement Analyst at the Laban/Bartienieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York, USA. Sarah is interested in intersecting research in interaction design with dance making and choreography. She has been involved in many art and science projects, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, computer scientists and designers to create interactive dance performances, interactive installations, as well as systems for supporting choreography and dance learning and documentation.