Neon Dance: Prehension Blooms

A dancer silhouetted against a large, purple, transparent, glowing egg shape, with arms outstretched.

Photo credit: Miles Hart

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Open to dancers and non-dancers 16 years+

Neon Dance, an internationally renowned organisation, creates dance works exploring technology and design with the body as the central tenet. Its new work Prehension Blooms explores social connectivity and collaboration by integrating bio-inspired robotics.

Adrienne Hart (Artistic Director, Neon Dance) will be joined during this talk event by collaborator Hemma Philamore (University of Bristol’s Robotics Lab) and research partners Professor Marina Jirotka and Dr Helena Webb (Human Centered Computing at Oxford University) to discuss the creation of teleoperated robots in response to the question: “How can I be present and connect with other bodies in a space where I am not?”. These robots, which are currently in an early prototype stage of development will be used to explore new ways to participate in arts and cultural events.

The event is free but if you’d like to donate while booking the recommended donation is £4.

Book in advance as Zoom spaces (which are password protected) are limited, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

This project has received funding from the TORCH Theatres Seed Fund. You can find out more about the project here.