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TRANSMISSION Contemporary Dance

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  • Thurs 19 to Sun 22 June, 7pm to 8pm, 8.15pm to 9.15pm
  • Tickets required (see below)
  • Theatre, Film and Television Building, University of York

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Daytime Interactive Installation – 21 and 22 June, 1-5pm (drop in - no need to book). Suitable for families (aged 5+) and adults.

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Inspired by the the spread of infections of disease or ideas through social networks, an award-winning team of artists, scientists, musicians and dancers combine cutting-edge technology and fluid movement to create a sonic and visual world where even the smallest interactions leave behind a trace.

  • Lead Artist: Becs Andrews
  • Lead Scientist: Professor Michael Brockhurst‌
  • Choreography: Simon Birch
  • Composer: Jon Hughes
  • Dancers: James Southward, Polly Motley, Debbi Purtill, Isabel Slingerland
  • Video Programer: Phill Tew
  • Sound Programmer: Dr Tom Mitchell
  • Bespoke Hardware:  Seb Madgwick

Inspired by the similarities between the spread of ‘infectious’ ideas through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, and the transmission of real-world diseases like swine flu through human populations, this award-winning team of artists, scientists, musicians and dancers combine cutting-edge technology and fluid movement to create a sonic and visual world where even the smallest interactions leave behind a trace.

Led by artist and stage designer Becs Andrews (Phase Revival: An Optical Harmonica) in collaboration with evolutionary biologist Professor Mike Brockhurst, choreographer Simon Birch, composer Jon Hughes and the team behind Hidden Fields (Tom Mitchell, Phill Tew) with bespoke engineering from x-io technologies, TRANSMISSION promises to be a truly eye-opening experience.

Please note that this event contains flashing lights.

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