The way that people interact with one another has changed extensively as of the beginning of 2020. Simultaneously, the situation of radical change caused by Corona and its practices of physical distancing are strongly linked to the contemporary phenomena of mediated sociality and the constant innovation of digital technology. These technologies transform the materialities of body, movement and encounter and re-negotiate them. Taking this as its starting point, RADICAL DANCE SERIES picks out the transformed analog-digital normality of cultural participation as its central theme. In addition to spontaneous interventions and joint dance-routes through urban space with passer-bys, the RADICAL DANCE SERIES present Augmented Reality (AR) Technologies.
With the AR-Technologies the reality of the RADICAL DANCE SERIES is expanded and amplified. Within the real proximity of the performance and it’s dancers, the audience digitally experience selected entities of the choreographic material. A digital-dancing Avatar invites the audience to participate and be part of the project series with basic movement instructions. Spontaneous choreographies evolve that integrate themselves within the specific, urban characteristics of Hamburg. The AR-Choreographies are outright imaginary, but do surface on the mobile phones that the audience are essentially holding in their hands.
Coincidental passer-bys can also become the project series’ audience. The series’ QR-Codes are positioned at different stations within the three routes and can be easily scanned during the performances, but also after the event at designated stations. The passer-bys are introduced to choreographic scores that can be seen, heard and jointly danced.