Perspectives on Dance
How does a piece of contemporary dance fare under the lens of a neuroscientist? Will its poetics inspire a professor of robotics?
Shobana Jeyasingh presented one of her works, Bruise Blood, to six academics chosen for their professional interest in the human body and asked them to comment on it from their specialist perspective. These personal, insightful and unusual writings became the scripts for six highly individual film portraits which reveal the academic, their work and dance in a new light.
Each film, shot in locations in or around King’s College London, draws attention to unexpected commonalities, connecting ideas across seemingly wide gulfs. Defining them is the question of how we make sense of and portray the human body – in dance, in science, in a robot led future and through the lens.
Translocations was created as part of the Knowledge Producers programme developed by the Cultural Institute at King’s. This programme connects King’s College London with artists, creating space for where conventions are challenged and original perspectives emerge.
- Professor Kaspar Althoefer
Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Head of the Centre for Robotics Research (CoRe),
Department of Informatics
- Dr Johan Andersson
Lecturer in Urban and Cultural Geography
- Dr Sarah Cooper
Reader in Film Theory and Aesthetics
Head of Department of Film Studies
Deputy Head of the School of Arts and Humanities
- Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara
Senior Lecturer, Department of Informatics
- Dr Paul Sweetman
Senior Lecturer, Culture, Media and Creative Industries
- Dr Darren Williams
Senior Lecturer, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology
- Concept, Research & Artistic Direction
- Film Direction & Editing
- Sound Editing
Fred De Faye
- Sound Recording
Co-produced by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance & the Cultural Institute at King’s College London as part of the Knowledge Producers programme.
Made with support from Arts Council England and King’s College London.