I n v i t a t i o n  : :  please joins us to our next session on contemporary dance and new media

Wednesday, March 5,  2014 , 16:oo

Gaskell Bldg 048    Drama Studio

Cleveland Road,  Uxbridge West London UB8 3PH

Vanessa Michielon

(Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Turin, Italy)

“How to dance live in interactive dance?”

Vanessa Michielon  holds a PhD in Cultural Heritage and a Bachelor and Master Degree in Media and Cinema Engineering (Polytechnic of Turin). Her research interests span from movement-based interaction and performative approaches in cultural settings to interactive performance and dance for the camera.

After a Bachelor and Master Degree in Media and Cinema Engineering at Polytechnic of Turin, Vanessa Michielon received in 2009 a research grant financed by MIBAC concerning Multimedia Archives for Live Performances. Subsequently, she completed a PhD program in Cultural Heritage (Communication, Valorization and Territory) at Polytechnic of Turin. Following the Master Thesis “The performative museum”, her PhD dissertation, “Faire Mouvoir, Faire Savoir. Natural Interaction and Performative Approaches to Museum Exhibition Design”, explores issues such as natural and tangible interaction in exhibition design, new theoretical frameworks in museum studies, valorization of intangible heritage through movement-based interfaces and the idea of visitor-performer. At the same time, she trained in ballet, modern, contemporary and community dance and took part in interactive performances with international artists, such as the FraMESHift project (dir. Renata Sheppard). Since 2011, she is a guest dancer in the ensemble “The very secret dance society/Raffaele Irace” (Turin), and since 2013 with the collective VOLVON. She is a post-doc research fellow at University of Turin and a guest artist with DAP-Lab (London)

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