Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros is a professional dancer, choreographer, dance historian, critic, Roma scholar, Flamenco Historian, curator and peace activist. She has taught at UIUC, UW- Madison, Boston Conservatoire, UNM-Albuquerque among many other places in Europe, Turkey and the UK. She has danced with many greats and here in the UK worked with Protein Dance Company. Her dance films and documentaries have been screened throughout Germany, Spain, Columbia, The U.S. and the U.K., some winning awards. As a writer, Rosa makes regular contributions to Bachtrack Magazine and Flamenco News while also working at Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research as a senior research assistant. Rosamaria is involved in various EU-funded projects which aim to make education accessible to vulnerable groups and ethnic minorities, and is part of cultural heritage projects that bring dance and digital technologies together.
This artist talk provides information on a digital performance dance piece that was created implementing participatory research methods and a post digital perspective. The work was born out of a residency with Random String where I was exploring the intersections of screendance, shadow puppetry, Flamenco, the Romani/Gypsy community, the number 28 and intangible cultural heritage. The number 28 was an integral part of the choreography. The presentation documents how vulnerable communities were invited to access a creative art space and to contribute to the process of making the work. It also highlights how the methods employed honored the inter and intra generational way of working that is very much a part of the Romani/Gypsy community and post digital world. The results show how as a liminal dance artist I was able to engage new audiences by moving out of standard venues and exploring that “in between” space of audience/performer, dancer/choreographer, citizen/foreigner, and performer/listener. The use of digital technologies allowed for agency, authorship and citizen participation in the creation of a new digital dance performance piece.
An arts-research day symposium, with talks and performances on the theme of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement, chaired by Thor Magnusson and Chris Kiefer from University of Sussex's Experimental Music Technology Lab, and taking place in the Sheffield Institute of Arts.
The £25 / £12.50 ticket prices are inclusive of all fees, and includes refreshments, lunch and free access to evening performances at the Millennium Gallery.
We are very happy to announce that the symposium will include a keynote speech by Godfried-Willem Raes from the Logos Foundation. For details, including a draft programme, please see the symposium website hosted by the symposium chairs.