Twirling DUST

Two dancers, two stages, two media scenographies, one interactive dialogue – in between a distance of 1900 miles.

Twirling DUST Symmetrically

dance | media scenography | soundart | interactive installation | 30′ | CHN/DE 2012

Using 3D-engines like the x-Box, a motion-capture-system and the internet a German-Chinese team of artists, musicians and informaticians are connecting two worlds: a new form of choreography.

The piece was first performed synchronous in Cologne and Beijing on September 14th and 15th 2012.

Art direction+Project coordination Heide Hagebölling and Luis Negron van Grieken (KHM)
Visual art Matthias Gerding, Alexander Rechberg (Bildtonfabrik+KHM)
Dance+Choreography Duosi Zhu, Ballet Semper Oper Dresden, Michael Maurissens
Sound art Sven Hahne/nanoschlaf, Prof. Zhao Fang Beijing
Stage design Sina Seifee (KHM)
3D-animation /x-Box programming / motion capture Thomas Kombüchen (undev Berlin),
Internet programming David Murmann (Bildtonfabrik+KHM),

Video documentation Wonbaek Shin, Chih Ming Fan (KHM)

Team Beijing
interactive sound performance Tianran Duan, Li Zhe (E_MEDIA Beijing), Ge Yong, Gan Hua
Chinese sound art Zhan Fang
Project supervisor Tong Yan

Special program Long Way Home Katharina Klemm and Gerald Schauder

Incooperation with Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln / Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Bildtonfabrik Cologne + undev Berlin, Bühnen der Stadt Köln, Kulturdezernat und Auslandsdezernat der Stadt Köln
Funded by Kunststiftung NRW, Renmin University of China RUC Beijing