BADco. & Daniel Turing / WEB APPLICATION Whatever Dance Toolbox 03.03.2020 18:00 @ Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Zagreb

Exactly ten years after first release and its implementation in the practice of artists and large educational institutions, the software tool WHATEVER DANCE TOOLBOX is again available as a free web application; with the accompanying and revised Manual (in Croatian language).

The presentation will be held on the 3rd of March 2020 at 18:00 at the Technical Museum Nikola TeslaSavska cesta 18, Zagreb.

The visitors will be able to test the software.

Whatever Dance Toolbox is a web application, a software tool that in many respects functions like an interactive mirror. It has been developed during years of workshopping and collaboration with numerous users with different competences and interests, locally and abroad. Thanks to the continuing interest and a rich dialogue between the software programmer Daniel Turing, us and the users, WDT is today available as an open code software and as a free, downloadable web application. WDT was designed with the aim of expanding the field of research of movement and dance, as a practical support for learning about, the production of and the analysis of choreographic material as well as the development of creative thinking and working within an interactive environment.

About the tool:

"The Whatever Dance Toolbox presents a unique teaching and learning opportunity for students of movement, both on screen and off. WDT references the 1970s material explorations of pure movement and the video aesthetics of electronic arts pioneers. This distinctive poetic element is wrapped into a simple, user friendly interface which encourages experimentation and play in making choreographic decisions.”
- Scott deLahunta, researcher and organizer of research projects on choreography and technology at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University, Motion Bank and Hochschule Mainz University of Applied Science

"How can various technologies, from the more conventional to the very new, be used to archive, share and understand dance movement? How can they become part of new ways of creating dance? What does this tell us about the ways in which technology is part of how we make sense and think? Well-known choreographers and dance collectives including William Forsythe, Siohban Davis, Merce Cunningham, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and BADco. have initiated projects to investigate these questions, and in so doing have inaugurated a new era for dance archives, education, research and creation. Their work draws attention to the intimate relationship between the technologies we use and the ways in which we think, perceive, and make sense"
- from the book Transmission in Motion, ed. Maaike Bleeker, Routledge London, 2016 

The web application and new edition of the Manual have been realized in the framework of the Audience Development program of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.

BADco. & Daniel Turing / WEB APLIKACIJA Whatever Dance Toolbox 03.03.2020. 18:00 @ Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla, Zagreb

Exactly ten years after first release and its implementation in the practice of artists and large educational institutions, the software tool WHATEVER DANCE TOOLBOX is again available as a free web application; with the accompanying and revised Manual (in Croatian language).

The presentation will be held on the 3rd of March 2020 at 18:00 at the Technical Museum Nikola TeslaSavska cesta 18, Zagreb.

The visitors will be able to test the software.

Whatever Dance Toolbox is a web application, a software tool that in many respects functions like an interactive mirror. It has been developed during years of workshopping and collaboration with numerous users with different competences and interests, locally and abroad. Thanks to the continuing interest and a rich dialogue between the software programmer Daniel Turing, us and the users, WDT is today available as an open code software and as a free, downloadable web application. WDT was designed with the aim of expanding the field of research of movement and dance, as a practical support for learning about, the production of and the analysis of choreographic material as well as the development of creative thinking and working within an interactive environment.

About the tool:

"The Whatever Dance Toolbox presents a unique teaching and learning opportunity for students of movement, both on screen and off. WDT references the 1970s material explorations of pure movement and the video aesthetics of electronic arts pioneers. This distinctive poetic element is wrapped into a simple, user friendly interface which encourages experimentation and play in making choreographic decisions.”
- Scott deLahunta, researcher and organizer of research projects on choreography and technology at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University, Motion Bank and Hochschule Mainz University of Applied Science

"How can various technologies, from the more conventional to the very new, be used to archive, share and understand dance movement? How can they become part of new ways of creating dance? What does this tell us about the ways in which technology is part of how we make sense and think? Well-known choreographers and dance collectives including William Forsythe, Siohban Davis, Merce Cunningham, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and BADco. have initiated projects to investigate these questions, and in so doing have inaugurated a new era for dance archives, education, research and creation. Their work draws attention to the intimate relationship between the technologies we use and the ways in which we think, perceive, and make sense"
- from the book Transmission in Motion, ed. Maaike Bleeker, Routledge London, 2016 

The web application and new edition of the Manual have been realized in the framework of the Audience Development program of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.