Re: Events for April?

Lesley Wheeler (
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 08:14:32 +0900


Very timely - for me anyway.
I'm just now preparing research for an assignment into the issue as to
whether or not technology can replace the human body and choreographer's

The ultimate post-modern condition - total alienation and deconstruction of
the body into binary form.

I hope not - but it's a frightening thought that anyone who can get their
head around LifeForms (particularly) can create choreographic phrasing. It
may not look as artistic as that created by a specialist - but then isn't
randomness and lack of symetry something some of you are trying to achieve?

Ciao for now
Lesley Wheeler
MA (Creative Arts) Candidate
WA Academy of Performing Arts
Western Australia

>This is to let you all know of an upcoming debate and performance on the
>13th and 14th of May respectively.
>I am currently in my final year of a BA (Hons) degree at King Alfred's
>College in Winchester (UK), and for my dissertation I have been
>conducting a study on 'The architectural use of technology in dance',
>and this will take the form of a 25 minute performance. I am looking
>specifically at differing notions of virtual space - going from 'purely
>human' movement to 'purely technological' movement.
>As well as this, I am also involved in a group project looking at the
>effects of technology on the choreographic process - the hypothesis
>being 'The ongoing development of technology is dehumanising the
>choreographic process'. This project will take the form of a
>presentation of our findings and a debate on the issues raised.
>If anyone is interested in either of these projects, please don't
>hesitate to contact me and I will give all of the details of the events.
>Unfortunately (fortunately for my nerves) these are closed events so if
>you do want to come along, drop me a line asap.
>I hope to see some of you there.
>Greville Matthews
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