[ISEA2000] Panel: Armando Menicacci (moderator) – New interfaces for dance panel intro

Panel Statement


Within the frame of the reconfiguration which digital technologies are adding to the universe of artistic creativity, it is becoming more and more urgent to think about the type of relation between the body and the digital environment and thus to first consider the interface aspect. Traditionally, interface is defined as the surface which brings in contact two or more heterogenous systems. In the context of the new medias, it is a device which ensures the communication between two or more different computer sys-tems and which performs the task of transcoding and the handling of the flow of information. The panel, around which are gathered choreographers, theorists and computer experts, will discuss the question of the notion of the interface between the body and the machine, movement and sound, dance and music.


Armando Menicacci and Emanuele Quinz organised, for the Bolzano Danza festival, the international meeting Danse & Nouvelles Technologies (1999), the section Movimenti Sensibili Danza & Interattivite (Roma, I/ corpo eccentrico, 2000 dance festival) and supervised the volume La Scena Digitale – nuova media per la danza, currently being printed by the editor, Marsilio.

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  • Armando Menicacci teaches at the Dance and IPTdepartments at the Universite Paris 8. He has supervised numerous volumes of musicology and was responsible for the Music Section of the Dictionnaire de la Danse (Paris, Larousse, 1999). He has published many articles on the relation of dance to the digital world.


Scott Delahunta, Joe Paradiso, Emanuele Quinz, Flavia Sparacino, Stelarc, Robert Wechsler

  • Scott Delahunta, researcher, is concerned with the impact of the new media and the new technologies on dance, the teaching of dance, and artistic trai¬ning in general. Founding member of Writing Research Associates, he works at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, Netherlands, at the Laban Centre in London, UK and handles the site Dance & Technology Zone with Mark Coniglio. He has published numerous articles and contributes regularly to many different international magazines. In 1966, he directed, along with Ric Allsopp, the volume The connected body? An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Body and Performance (Amsterdam).
  • Emanuele Quinz teaches at the departments of Dance and Music at the Universite Paris 8, where he is in charge of the aesthetics of the digital arts. Multimedia artist, founding member and director of ANOMOS, he is the director responsible for anomalie, digital_arts.