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Navigating control and illusion: functional interactivity versus ‘faux-interactivity’ in transmedia dance performance

JB Vincent, C Vincent, K Vincs, J McCormick

International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2016

Abstract

Interactivity – a networked loop in which a performer’s live data feeds a digital system – can bridge the divide between live performance and digital entities in transmedia dance performances. In the ‘entanglement scene’ of Australian Dance Theatre’s Multiverse (2014), choreographer Garry Stewart and the creative coders and animators at the Deakin Motion.Lab utilise ‘faux-interactivity’, or a perceived relationship between the dancers and digital entities that exists only from the perspective of the audience. The spectre of ‘faux-interactivity’ challenges the spontaneity in live, embodied performance art because it both integrates live performance with prerendered digital content and offers ..

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