IDEAS TEST BRINGS DIGITAL DANCE TO SWALE
Written by karen on 26 May 2017
Did you know the average person spends 8 hours and 41 minutes on electronic devices per day? Inspired by the Right to be Forgotten law introduced in the UK in May 2014, Katie Dale-Everett Dance invites you to join in Conversations About the Digital in the heart of the community in Swale.
Ideas Test are bringing this unique interactive arts project to No.34 and the Oasis Academy Community Theatre on the Isle of Sheppey.
Created by cross-genre choreographer Katie Dale-Everett, and funded by Arts Council England and Channel Four’s Random Acts, it brings together film, dance, and choreography to examine how we share our lives in the digital age and its impact on us now and in years to come.
Monday 12 June sees a performance at the Oasis Academy Community Theatre,
Sheppey of Digital Tattoo; the story of two lovers and the capturing of their relationship through social media and their struggle for the right to be forgotten. It questions our privacy, and identity in the increasingly digitalised world we live in, exposing the way our online actions can be permanent and questions the relationship of our virtual and physical lives.
Tickets prices start at £8 for adults, £6 for students, and groups of 10 or more for £5 each, and are available from http://digitaltattooatoasis.bpt.me
Digital Tattoo: Artefact 1 is a short film where the human body becomes a canvas for the data we share via the websites we visit and the apps we use. The film was funded by and featured on Channel Four’s Random Acts.
Free screenings throughout the day from Tuesday 6 June until Tuesday 13 June at No, 34, High Street, Sittingbourne.
Suitable for ages 16+
Conversations About the Digital is a performance that’s a fantastic introduction to watching dance. It uses sound and movement to look at the way our personal data remains long after our phones, and bodies, are gone. Audience members can take part with their own smart phones or watch what unfolds.
Performances are free and held at No,34, High Street, Sittingbourne on Saturday 10 June at 12pm and 1pm, Tuesday 13 June at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Suitable for ages 16+
For group bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07713 865955
There is also a family-friendly drop in activity inspired by the ideas of Katie’s work, to create your own digital tattoos on a paper version of yourself, on Saturday 10 June, between 11am and 2pm, suitable for all ages.
Digital Tattoo is the story of two lovers and the capturing of their relationship through social media and their struggle for the right to be forgotten. It questions our privacy, and identity in the increasingly digitalised world we live in. Using dance as a way to tell the story means that the company can expose the way our online actions can be permanent and questions the relationship of our virtual and physical lives.
Monday 12 June, Oasis Academy Community Theatre, Tickets £8/£6 with groups of
10 or more for £5 each, and are available from http://digitaltattooatoasis.bpt.me
Audiences who saw Digital Tattoo on the original tour in 2015 said;
“The use of dance and film projection made me think about the right to be forgotten concept, something I had not thought of or realised the seriousness of before.”
“The layering, the emotion, the minute movements that everybody could laugh along with like dancing on a balcony in a night club. Roller coaster of digital, visual and oral stimulation. Superb!”
INFORMATION DIGEST FOR LISTINGS:
Digital Tattoo: Artefact 1 Film Screening:
Tuesday 6 June – Tuesday 13 June
Free entry, film will play continuously during opening hours
Venue: The Screening Room, Ideas Test, No.34, High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4PB
Conversations About the Digital Performances:
Saturday 10 June: 12pm & 1pm
Tuesday 13 June: 5.30pm & 8.30pm
Venue: The Chevron Room, Ideas Test, No.34, High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4PB
Digital Tattoo Performance:
Monday 12 June: 7pm
Tickets £8/£6 and £5 for groups of 10 or more, available online at http:// digitaltattooatoasis.bpt.me
Venue: Oasis Academy Community Theatre. West Campus, Marine Parade, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 2BE
For more information about Katie Dale-Everett Dance visit www.katiedaleeverettdance.co.uk
For more information about the Ideas Test events, projects and activities visit www.ideastest.co.uk
ABOUT KATIE DALE-EVERETT DANCE
Katie Dale-Everett Dance is the name that emerging dance artist and film maker Katie Dale-Everett uses when presenting work.
Working across dance and film: choreographing, performing, teaching, speaking at talks, mentoring and researching, she is currently:
Supported by Arts Council England,
South East Dance’s Emerging Artist Programme,
Supported Artist at Otherplace Productions,
A Brighton Dance Network Featured Artist and
Supported by the Screen South Ignition Network Centre for Film Work.
Her work explores our increasingly digitalised society and questions around authorship and documentation. She also has a passion for collaborating with other art forms.