WhoLoDancE Experience – Lab & Performance @ Romaeuropa Festival


2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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NOTE: the event is currently sold out since October 4th. We do not accept reservations anymore, but if you are interested you can come anyway, in case some registered people will not come at start time we will assign the unfilled places to unregistered people.

romaeuropafestivalInitiated in 1986 and accompanied by growing success, the Romaeuropa Festival, now at its 33rd edition, is currently renown as the most important Italian festival and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the top four in Europe for the promotion and diffusion of contemporary arts, theatre, dance and music. Cult and trendy at the same time, in the last thirty years Romaeuropa Festival has presented the best of today’s artistic production, boasting a devoted and constantly increasing public. Composite as its public, the festival knocks down conventional barriers between “high” and “mass” culture, in the name of exchange, union and intertwine of culture and expressive codes. Each year Europe, America, Oceania, Asia, Africa meet in the Italian capital in a spectacular wave of dance, theatre, music, cinema, meetings with artists, visual arts and technological challenges. Sounds and artistic expressions of five continents build an intense, aesthetic experience stretched over two months of performances into an articulated geography of spaces.

The festival will be hosting a WhoLoDancE-dedicated event, entitled “WHOLODANCE EXPERIENCE – LAB & Performance @ Romaeuropa Festival” (7 October, 14:30 – 18:30), composed of different interconnected activities:

  1. the projection of WhoLoDancE videos focused on the project tools and their potential applications in choreography, 14:30;
  2. an interactive laboratory including web-based demos, live dance demonstrations with multimodal tools and hands-on sessions, 15:00 (2 h);
  3. a premiere dance performance co-realised by dance companies K. Danse and Instituto Stocos, making use of software tools for real-time analysis of movement quality and synthesis and control of sound developed within WhoLoDance, 17:30 (30′);
  4. a meeting with the public to discuss achievements, open challenges and potential applications of the WhoLoDancE approach to dance as well as to other connected, movement-related disciplines (e.g., sports, wellness, rehabilitation, etc.), 18:00. The discussion will be moderated by Leonetta Bentivoglio, writer and journalist.

The event will be hosted at the cultural centre MACRO Testaccio – La Pelanda (Room 2), a former slaughterhouse which has now become a living space for events and temporary exhibitions.

Participation is free upon reservation. For registering to the event, please contact info@wholodance.eu by e-mail or through the relevant contact form


The performance

Two Pandoras: the thin membrane between resiliency and fragility is a short performance that explores the creative possibilities of instruments for movement analysis and sound synthesis. In the piece, two dancers explore and improvise a choreography based on the combination of choreographic and musical composition methods. The performance is built with the support of the software tools for real-time analysis of movement quality and synthesis and control of sound designed in WhoLoDancE.

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WhoLoDancE Experience - Lab & Performance @ Romaeuropa Festival