|Armadillo Dance Project is an ongoing collaboration between choreographer Kathleya Afanador and composer Allen Fogelsanger. They use interactive technology as a creative and collaborative tool for making performances in which movement interacts with other media via computer analysis of dancer-produced data. The aim in using this tool is not to spotlight the technology but rather to create interesting and unusual relationships between sound and movement. These relationships exist within expanded fields--the sounds are often not music and the movements often not dance as traditionally conceived. The resulting audio-visual performance may offer experiences ranging from the cerebral to the sensual, combining into a challenging puzzle of formal structures and playful juxtapositions.|
This piece was premiered at the Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on February 6, 2009.
Choreographer: Kathleya Afanador
Dancers: Kathleya Afanador, and on video, Emma Batman
Music: composed by Allen Fogelsanger