"Digital Dancing: Fears and Concerns, Potentials and Promise" Upcoming panel


Summer Love-In Online Festival presents Andrew Tay & Sasha Kleinplatz: Digital Dancing: Fears and Concerns, Potentials and Promise July 6th 3pm-5pm EST via ZOOM with LIVE human captioning

https://www.facebook.com/events/713989809419014/ Animated by Sasha Kleinplatz and Andrew Tay with invited guest panelists Naoto Hiéda, Brendan Jensen, Joana Chicau and Freya Björg Olafson. Current physical distancing guidelines and initiatives launched by our funding bodies have created a pressure/demand for both artists and organizations to move their artistic activities online. While they attempt to pivot, it is important to acknowledge that there are artists who have been working on the relationship between dance and the digital realm long before the Covid outbreak. This will be a space to unpack our thoughts about the digital and reflect upon the impact it has on our bodies. What are our anxieties, our fears? What is exciting about digital platforms? What can we learn about the body through technology that the studio doesn’t offer? We want this to be a check-in with dance folks to see how they are feeling about all this. Please bring your questions, thoughts and provocations so that we may collectively consider them when we open up the conversation. About the Artists: Sasha Kleinplatz is a choreographer, teacher and curator based between Montreal and Vancouver, Canada. She is the co-founder (along with partner Andrew Tay) of Wants&Needs danse, a collective focused on creating non-traditional contexts for choreographers to make work, and for audiences to engage with contemporary dance. She is the co-creator of the curatorial projects Piss in the Pool, Short&Sweet, and Total Space Party, initiatives that have been part of numerous festivals, and theatre seasons, and which have also been produced in the United States and Europe. Sasha’s work as a choreographer has toured throughout Canada, and has been supported by the Canada Council, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Sasha’s new work Miracle’ing will premiere at Montreal