Esplanade Presents

Dance | Exhibition

Dancing the Algorithm (DatA)

Dapheny Chen, SERIAL CO_ (Singapore)

6 Apr 2024, Sat, 8pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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Fundamentally starting with the broader question of “How do we dance collectively?”, Dancing the Algorithm finds itself negotiating the space between dancing bodies and computational logic. Driven as a process-led inquiry, the project is a duet of computational fragments with movements learnt, generated and regenerated from individually coded movement DNA to expand on the tools for dance-making and performance.


In this session, the team will share selected documentation of our experimentations with motion capture technology, as well as a prototype of the system in action. A performance-lecture demonstrating dancing living and digital bodies will serve as a type 01 of a living dance archive, whilst reflecting on the experimentations in collective dance dynamics and the potential of collaborating with the machine for artistic expression.


There will be a 30-minute guided tour of the Performing Arts x Tech Lab Industry Sharing exhibition after the event.

Language: English
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Artist Information

Dapheny Chen

Dapheny Chen is an independent dance artist who negotiates between the roles of a choreographer, performer, educator and manager. Breaking away from her conventional dance training, she navigates the possibilities of contemporary dance, while seeking to create alternative nodes of experience and entry points as conversations for change and knowledge.


Instagram | Website

SERIAL CO_ is a creative technology studio led by Jake Tan and Ernest Wu, composed of digital natives. We focus on producing and developing art projects, products, and services. With a belief that the future is collaborative, our studio aims to connect the physical and digital worlds through immersive experiences.

Date & Time

6 Apr 2024, Sat


Esplanade Annexe Studio

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