[dance-tech] history idat etc

  • From: Scott deLahunta <sdela@xxxxxx>
  • To: dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 11:13:11 +0100


The archive of the dance-tech list moderated for many years by Scott Sutherland is here: http://dancetechnology.com/dancetechnology/archive/. If you click on 2003 you find 2004 and 2005 (it goes up to the last message posted on 7 April 2005) and it is more or less searchable using this URL: http://dancetechnology.com/dancetechnology/cgi-bin/search.cgi

These archives begin at the end of 1996 when the list was reinvigorated after a fallow period (Mark Coniglio and I were NOT the initiators of the list as was mentioned here, but we were involved at this time in encouraging discussion and in setting up the defunct since 1998 Dance Tech Zone http://www.art.net/~dtz).

The dance-tech mailing list originated some years earlier (1994 maybe?) and probably at the Dance Department at Ohio State University, also the site of quite a bit of early activity (some of this was initiated by A. William Smith who served as a sort of unofficial early bibliographer http://art.net/~dtz/ohiostate.html).

You can find early OSU webpages including dance and technology references on the *waybackmachine* at http://www.archive.org/web/web.php -- enter http://www.dance.ohio-state.edu -- and click on 2 november 1996.

Below is a brief and incomplete list of some workshops/ symposia that took place in the 1990s; this list is a footnote to a chapter ?Periodic Convergences: Dance and Computers? I contributed to the book/ dvd *Tanz und Neue Medien* eds. Dr. Söke Dinkla and Dr. Martina Leeker. Berlin: Alexander Verlag. 2002, pp. 66-84.

(1) In the USA, the "Shadow Project" in Jackson Hole, Wyoming organised by Thecla Schiporst and John Crawford in 1991 was followed by similar workshops at San Francisco University in 1992 and 1993, 1994 and 1995. The series of Dance and Technology Conferences were hosted by the University of Wisconsin (Madison, 1992), Simon Fraser University (British Columbia 1993), York University (Toronto, Ontario 1995), followed by a fourth International Dance and Technology Conference hosted by Arizona State University (Tempe, 1999). [the proceedings for I, III and IV can be found here http://www.surrey.ac.uk/NRCD/pub-proc.html]

(2) In Europe, Terry Braun and Illuminations Interactive produced the "Digital Dancing" workshops in London annually from 1994 through 1998 followed in 1999 by the "Shifts" symposium organised by Barriedale Operahouse. Two workshop/ symposia events, "Connecting Bodies" at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam and "Future Moves" at Theatre Lantaren-Venster in Rotterdam were organised in 1996. "Future Moves" subsequently has taken place in a collaboration with V2 Media Lab during the last two DEAF (Digital Electronic Arts Festival) events in 1998 and 2000. In Germany, the "Cross Fair 1999" and "Cross Fair 2000" symposia initiatives took place at the Choreographisches Zentrum, Essen.

[[ let me repeat the above lists several key events, but is not meant to be comprehensive ]]



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