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Dance with AI Technologie

SHIBUI Collective 2022

Artistic direction|Choreography Emi Miyoshi

Dance Anna Kempin & Kirill Berezovski

Production management Astrid Wegner

Sound Programming|Sound Direction Ephraim Wegner

Video programming Daniel Bisig

Costumes Yvonne Forster

Choreographic assistance Unita Gay Galiluyo

Lighting Tobias Semmelmann

Photo|Video Marc Doradzillo

Production SHIBUI Collective


Supported by NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUTBeauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz, Kulturamt der Stadt Freiburg, Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg e.V. aus Mitteln des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg, DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, Labor für Medienökologie (Hochschule Offenburg, Deutschland), Hochschule Macromedia (Deutschland), Center for Dance Research (Coventry University, England), Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Schweiz), Horizon 2020 (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, Grant agreement no: 840465) and Studio Pro Arte

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FR 11.11.2022| 20 Uhr

Weitere Aufführung

SA 12.11.2022 | 20 Uhr

Studio ProArte

Am Rohrgraben 4a, 79249 Freiburg / Merzhausen


Eintritt & Vorverkauf

15,- /10,- Euro (erm.)



SKIN DIVING links the joint research project ARTIFICIAL INTIMACY by Daniel Bisig (video programming), Ephraim Wegner (sound programming, sound direction) and Emi Miyoshi (choreography) with the dance production SKIN by Emi Miyoshi and SHIBUI Kollektiv, which was successfully premiered in March 2022 at E-WERK Freiburg. SKIN DIVING is an expansive staging that combines elements of both works into an immersive overall experience.

Resembling an organism, the two dancers Anna Kempin and Kirill Berezovski unite on stage, search for closeness, strive apart again and repel each other. The energetic, thoroughly sensory body language visualizes the oscillating stages of intimacy. Breath, body sounds and the rhythmic heartbeat of the two actors are formed by digital technology (Ephraim Wegner and Daniel Bisig) into a sound and image backdrop that creates a feeling of immediacy in the auditorium. Audience and performers penetrate the mutually protective skin layer by layer. 

The corresponding varying visualization and sonification is computer generated and already interconnected in its creation. The floor is used as a projection surface for the video projections. Spatial constellations, movements and physical processes of the performers are translated as an expression of emotional processes with the help of machine-supported learning processes, which are part of the research project ARTIFICIAL INTIMACY.

The aim of SKIN DIVING is to create a connection between stage space and interaction space with the artists and the audience. How can intimacy be explored in dance and with the use of technological tools, and how can intimacy be created and transported between artists, artwork and audience? 


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