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Gravity Motion Lab
21 & 22 October 2017 / 12pm to 5pm and 11am to 4pm
IJAD at Manchester Science Festival 2017
A 40-minute immersive Lab investigating gravity and its effect on our bodies.
21 October 12pm to 5pm | 22 October 11am to 4pm
No need to pre-book. Just sign up on the day.
Come and explore your place in your space and how gravity has an effect on your body. Using a range of objects and movements, understand how gravity, motion, and an awareness of our surroundings, helps us move our bodies better.
IJAD Dance Company specialise in uniting dance, science and technology to investigate complex themes with audiences. Their current work focuses on gravity, the physics of space, and architecture.
This is not a dance workshop. No prior dance or choreographic experience required, only a sense of curiosity and fun. All abilities welcome.
Led by: Joumana Mourad is the artistic director of IJAD. Her work has been shaped by her travels around the world and by the real-life stories that have been donated to her by people she has encountered. From working with 45 performers in Taiwan to engaging audiences across four continents with its live-stream.
She explores movement through multi-disciplinary performances, outreach programmes, and the development of digital technology for co-creation. Her multi-media approach pushes the boundaries of dance, art and perception. Her exploration of human experience combined with her interest in science and technology have led to her development of Open Online Theatre, a website dedicated to co-creation between performers and audiences in physical and digital spaces. She is leading our #OOTmakers project to enable 7 creatives the opportunity to experience the platform first hand. www.ijaddancecompany.com
Francesc Serra Vila is a London based architect specialising in immersive installation, design for performance and interactive sculpture. His work is driven by an interest in the site specific and temporary, highlighting the uniqueness of the present and heightening audience’s sense of self. Francesc’s work, both developed on his own and in collaboration with other artists (choreographers, theatre directors, light and sound designers), has been presented in cities such as London, Brussels, Barcelona, Cardiff and Taipei. He has worked as project draughtsman for some of the main opera houses in Europe, including ENO, La Monnaie and Gran Teatre del Liceu. While he continues with his current artistic projects, he currently undertakes a MFA in Scenography at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. More info: http://www.fserravila.com