IiM 2007 Tuesday ,
IDEAS IN MOTION 2007: The Body's Limit

Join dance professionals, engineers, and dance fans from around the US and Europe for Ideas in Motion: The Body's Limit.  It's a weekend of performances and symposia plus additional performances taking place around the Boston area from April 21 through May 2. Ideas in Motion is a must for anyone who is interested in experimental works that cross new media with dance.

Writing about the 2006 Ideas in Motion, Karen Campbell of the Boston Globe described it as "the most thrilling dance work this reviewer has seen in recent memory ... an eye-popping experience."

Don't miss this year's event!  Check out the roster below, and click here for tickets and other information.  We hope you'll join us!

All events are at Green Street Studios (see map here) except Sun 11am performance at SHARE Consulate of Switzerland (see map here)
For direction between Green Street Studios and SHARE see map here

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Ideas in Motion: The Body's Limit, 2007
Conference location: Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street, Cambridge, April 21-22
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Day One, Session One: 2pm

Physical Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, and Augmented Bodies
Keynote address by Johannes Birringer

Palinopsia (performance) by Peter Kirn with Pauliina Silvennoinen

Presentation by Barbara M. Bickart

eVokability: The Walking Project (Presentation/documentation) by Sarah Drury

This Just Happens to be Dance and Other Stories on the Road to Communicating William Forsythe’s Choreographic Thinking Through Visual Media (Presentation/documentation) by Norah Zuniga Shaw

Followed by Q & A/Roundtable discussion with artists

End Session

5:30pm: Intermission / Break

Day One, Session Two, 7:30pm

Evening Performances and Screening

Shake Off (screening) by Hans Beenhakker

Excerpt from MURDER is a habit that REMORSE cannot cure, a DAGGER-in-progress (performance) by Clarinda Mac Low

Excerpts from Out of Wonderland (performance) by Stefanie Nelson Dance Group and Nell Breyer

Terma (performance) by Jamie Jewett/Lostwax

Every Body Tells a Story ( performance) by Antony Rizzi and Inma Rubio Tomas

Followed by Q & A/Roundtable discussion with artists

End Session



Day Two, Session One: 11am

Boston Cyberarts @ SHARE Consulate of Switzerland (see map here) (420 Broadway Cambridge MA 02138 USA)

LET'S TAKE A SEAT! (performance- conference) by Andrea Haenggi/AMDaT

Followed by Q & A/Roundtable discussion with artists
End Session

Day Two, Session Two: 2pm (at Green Street Studios)

Self Unfinished (1998) (performance) by Xavier Le Roy

Followed by Q & A/Roundtable discussion with artist

End Session

3:30pm: Intermission / Break

Day Two, Session Three: 4pm

Physical Intelligence: A roundtable discussion on the body’s body of knowledge

Panel Discussion featuring artists and engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moderated by Noah Riskin, Head Men's Gymnastics Coach and Physical Intelligence Program Director, MIT

And featuring:

Jonathan Bachrach, Artist and Research Scientist CSAIL, MIT

Tommy DeFrantz, Professor of Dance, MIT

Mia Keinanen, Lecturer of New Dance, Theater Academy in Helsinki, Finland

Martha Mason, Snappy Dance

Joe Paradiso, Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab

Hayes Raffle, Ph.D. candidate, MIT Media Lab, Tangible Media Group

Followed by Q & A and Wrap-up by Johannes Birringer

End of Conference



During the conference weekend, Lumen Eclipse, a public motion art gallery in the heart of Harvard Square will present a 48 hour continuous loop of Shake Off and Time Steps by Hans Beenhakker. Daily, dusk-2am

Ideas In Motion is funded in part by a grant from LEF Foundation

Ideas in Motion is one of the premier programs during the opening weekend activities of the 2007 Boston Cyberarts Festival, funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council's John & Abigail Adams Arts Program, a special program that funds cultural economic development projects.

Cathy Weis's performances are supported by the Kelly Packowski Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Xavier Le Roy is co-hosted in Cambridge by Ideas in Motion and The Center for Advanced Visual Studies. Funded in part by FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance, a program of the National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, in collaboration with FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), with lead funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Florence Gould Foundation, and Mr. George DeSipio. Supported in part by the MIT Council for the Arts, and the MIT Theater Arts Department.

Johannes Birringer's appearance is co-sponsored by the Goethe Institut Boston.
The screening of Shake Off by Hans Beenhakker is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of The Netherlands in New York.

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