Digital Futures in Dance is an opportunity for artists, promoters, producers, venues, academics and creative and digital companies to come together to discuss future possibilities for dance and technology. With an increasing growth in interdisciplinary practice, Digital Futures in Dance investigates how new digital technologies create new conditions for choreographing and presenting dance. The conference is structured around three interrelated themes explored through presentations, workshops, performances and installations:

The Expanded Stage: Stage, screen and bodies – What will be the stages for dance in the future?

New Body Intelligence: Body data as raw material – How will new intelligence of the body influence choreography in the future?

Social Interaction: Mobile and interactive technology devices – How will increased interactivity influence the creation and reception of dance in the future?



See the full programme here.

Rita Marcalo and Lucy Barker have been awarded one of the DFiD Artist Residencies. The residency research aimed to develop a prototype of a mobile app in relation to specific physical spaces in the vicinity of the conference location. It can be utilised by spectators to navigate the environment in an immersive choreographic/dance experience. Here is a short example of how it works. To experience the full interactive installation please visit the foyer in Pavilion Dance.


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New Media New Performance

Interactive technology has quietly become part of our daily life – from watching TV online to using GPS navigation on one’s mobile phone, and it is no different in the arena of performing arts. Artists at this year’s Digital Futures in Dance Conference will show us just how the latest software and technology has transformed the way they express themselves. Artistic applications of digital technology fundamentally require an understanding of technological capabilities. So the big question is; does it really make any difference to the actual creation of performing art?

July 12th 2011

DFiD Website Online

We are pleased to launch phase one of the Digital Futures in Dance website. Stay tuned for further updates including full programme listings, artist information and more. Be sure to grab some tickets, and we’ll see you in September!

July 6th 2011



#dfiduk closing Plasticity, porous, collaboration, community, interactivity, stage, screen mixng n matching mural body & technological ploys

Sat Sep 10 at 12:09 via web

Marlon @dancetechnet thank you so much for your genoursity in supplying the presentation to our delegates. Great insfrastructure to share!

Sat Sep 10 at 11:24 via web

Last day #dfiduk Will & Ben Duke talk about the use of connect camera in extract shown last night - full show premiering @DanceUmbrellauk

Sat Sep 10 at 11:17 via web


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Digital Futures in Dance is devised and organised by South East Dance, Dance South West - Pavilion Dance, Dance Digital and Bournemouth University - School of Media. It is funded by Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts



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GLOW. DanceDigital's network for dance and technology artists, producers and venues.