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This Floating World

interactive audiovisual dance performance

This Floating World is a dance solo performed in an interactive environment of computer generated visuals and sound. It explores the different ways we define ourselves and how this shapes our relationships with those around us.

A collaboration with the choreographer and dancer Jan Lee, The piece is inspired by vines whose form is cast by the buildings against which they grow, and riverbeds that both guide and are moulded by the water they carry.

The dancer’s movement on stage is tracked using a 3D camera. Custom software analyses this movement. In combination with live input from a nearby laptop, this generates visuals for the onstage projection and modulates the musical score.

This Floating World - Jan Lee performing at The Place, London 2, Photographer-Tadeo Sendon

This Floating World - Jan Lee and Tim Murray-Browne rehearsing at The Place, London 2, Photographer-Tadeo Sendon

This Floating World - Jan Lee and Tim Murray-Browne rehearsing at The Place, London 1, Photographer-Tadeo Sendon

This Floating World - Audience member playing with the interactive setup after performance at Arebyte Gallery, London, Photographer-Tadeo Sendon

This Floating World - Jan Lee with Tim Murray-Browne and Adam in the studio

More detail about the work can be found at thisfloatingworld.com.

Performances

  • 30 Jan 2015 Arebyte Gallery, London
  • 10 Feb 2015 The Place, London
  • 28 Feb 2015 Tripspace, London
  • 6 Mar 2015 Number 90 Bar, London
  • 28 May 2015 Live Performers Meeting, Rome
  • 16 Jan 2016 TedX Teen, O2 Indigo, London (interactive installation)

Team

This Floating World is a collaboration with Jan Lee, an artist creating performance at the intersection of dance and music, often fusing it with technology and science.

  • Choreographer, Dancer — Jan Lee
  • Code, Visuals, Sound Design — Tim Murray-Browne
  • Music — Zac Gvirtzman
  • Producer — Tadeo Sendon
  • Choreography Mentor — Marguerite Galizia
  • Choreography Support — Evangelia Kolyra, Adam Kirkham

Documentation film created by Mind The Film.

Press and Reviews

Acknowledgements

See above for the full team.

This Floating World was created using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and with support from Syracusae Studios, Sound and Music, Queen Mary University London, Seeper and Music Hackspace. With thanks for additional support from Jenny Moy, Mafe Toledo, Chantal Guevara, Thelma Sharma, Katsura Isobe, Natasha Swingler, Ali Nakipoglu, Benkee Chang and Erica Toogood.