Dance creation is ever changing and evolving with the influence of new technologies on sound, lighting, staging, visualisations and performance.
Critically acclaimed choreographer and dancer Tom Dale is an innovator in bringing these elements together to create new ways of experience and performing dance. Taking this tech approach to a new level, Tom Dale’s new work Step Sonic sees the dancers’ movements and breath create the live soundscape. The dancers movement affects and makes the sound, which is picked up by a series of microphones.
In this podcast, Tom Dale reveals the inspiration behind Step Sonic and explains how the piece was made with the dancers and their experience of performing this tech and sound led piece.
Step Sonic also features two new commissions for Tom Dale Company: Resonance of Air by Eleesha Drennan and a new work by Jamal Burkmar; the premiere of Tom Dale’s solo Surge completes the programme.
In the podcast we talk about the below video of the early research work: