News: move-me

Monday 20 February 2006

An inventive new take on the long established photobooth has moved in to the ICA this week – and will be touring the country during 2006.

move-me is the creation of Simon Fildes and Katrina McPherson of Goat and Ricochet Dance productions.

In this booth you can create your very own dance for the camera. Step inside, pull the curtain and choose a choreographer. Rafael Bonachela, Nigel Charnock, Jonzi D, Deborah Hay, Shobana Jeyasingh, New Art Club, Stephen Petronio and Kirstie Simson are all on the menu and at the press of a button they talk you through a set of movements, which you can see yourself doing on camera. You can rehearse your routine, play it back and when you’re happy with it, record it to be uploaded to the website, where there is an evergrowing collection of video dances created in the move-me booth.

From a quick look at the site, the move-me booth has a variety of applications – not the least being having a laugh with your mates. However, it also gives a useful insight into the way that the different choreographers work – and it could definitely used for serious dance practise.

Get down to the ICA before the 28 February to try it out – its free and its fun – and if you miss it there, there’s another chance to try it out at the Arts Depot, Finchley from 1 – 18 March. It then tours to Derby Dance Centre (26 March – 1 April), Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn (18 – 25 April), Nott Dance, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham (27 April – 7 May) Dance City, Newcastle(14 – 31 May) and Sadler’s Wells, London (12 September – 1 October). Further dates, including a Scottish tour will be announced soon.

move-me is an Arts Council England Capture 4 commission.

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