There Are No Accidents: Crash Dance

Apr 11, 2019

08:00 PM

Space Place Theater,

20 Davenport Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

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There Are No Accidents: Crash Dance is a collaboration between the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) and the UI Department of dance (DD). This collaboration is steeped in questions relating to how science and the arts might be used to explain complicated concepts and forge new directions in knowledge production. One central idea prevalent for both NADS and DD is the idea of moving objects (bodies and cars) through space and time without collision is both a choreographic and an engineering concern.
The performance will investigate the ‘parameters and rules’ that engineers use for designing automated cars and apply those concepts to dance making through the use of 'choreographic thinking.' This proposed dance work is not demonstrative, in that the dance is not illustrating what automated cars do on the road. Instead, drawing upon the design codes and information used to build the automated cars, the performance will illustrate, through the choreography, how those ideas might be shown, shared, and evaluated.

This event is free and open to the public.

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