Last week we tested our reworked approach to PSO with a small audience in the Emily Davies studio at Aberystwyth University. Massive thanks to Louise and the team at TFTS, and our workshop participants Emily and Susan.
The new system is definitely an improvement. MOON have stripped down the web app and its now a much more robust, satisfying interface. And its completely flexible – able to respond to the situation. Basically, we use it for collecting stories from the audience – who can then vote for their favourite stories – which are the ones we processed into dance. At regular intervals, we can send a vote of up to 6 different parameters, with single words and/or images. This enabled the choreographic system to be flexible. Tanja talked to the participants throughout, sometimes asking the dancers to explain their process of a particular story, sometimes generating a vote to involve the audience in deciding how we should develop the movement and environment.