UK | 2011-14
In-Finite is an interface between live art, history and social media performance. Our goal is to create a flow between dance performance and technology across the virtual and physical world, which engages audiences at each stage of research, development and creation through our exploration into your hidden stories and secrets.
In-Finite builds on recent Research and Development which was funded by Arts Council England and supported by Laban, DanceDigital, South East Dance and Kettle’s Yard.
The work will be premiered on the 8th of March 2013 at Rich Mix.
Secrets have existed throughout time. Secrets are everywhere. Everybody wants to know a secret. And everybody knows that when somebody tells you their secret, you grow a special bond with them. “Shhh! don’t tell anyone”. Ok, I won’t. And now we know each other better. IJAD Dance Company uses secrets as a key to unlock the hidden side of Britain’s cultural identity with the intention of celebrating it. We want to embed our In-Finite dances into the heart of Britain’s clandestine multicultural psychologies and to rejoice in them.
With Shhh! IJAD’s objective is to create a web-based collaborative interface in which anyone could inform the making of the final installation and site-specific performance.
When you tell us a secret, it is uploaded anonymously online and you can watch our interpretations danced out on YouTube.
Want to share your innermost, hush-hush moments with us? By donating a secret you will become part of our project. Your secret could re-emerge as a musical motif, as part of a costume, a part of the set, a photograph we will use, an aroma, a gesture, a movement, a dance, a film or maybe a spoken word – will you recognise it when you see it?
There are lots of ways you can share what you would rather hide from everybody else with us. Don’t worry – we will respect your privacy and keep the secret anonymous. We won’t judge the secrets. We never have. We never do. We never will.
The first way is to leave a secret in the comment box. You see it just below? Invent a name for yourself and post it. Done!
You don’t just have to tell your secret to us by writing in the box below. You can record it and send it to us, you can send us a piece of music, a drawing or a painting, a photograph…
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send us a SoundCloud attachment
Leave us something in Dropbox, or WeTransfer
Tweet a secret: @Shhh 2013 (but remember, you might not be anonymous on Twitter!)
And don’t forget to follow Shhh! on Facebook.
IJAD regularly streams the work we are doing in the rehearsal room live over the internet.
And our next performance is coming up at the end of November. Tune in. Come and see!
Watch this space