As The Floor Shifts is a new work from CoDa Dance Company exploring storytelling through dance and creative technologies. In this on-demand video we go behind the scenes to tell you more about our research.
A continuation of REwired research in 2018, As The Floor Shifts tests how creative technologies can emulate symptoms of neurodisabilities like MS and Acquired Brain Injury and how outdoor installation can deliver these innovative performance experiences to new audiences in public spaces. We’re also keen to find ways of taking these experiences into the homes of people that are shielding or unable to physically attend a public performance.
Accessibility for our target audience (the Triangle of Care: neurodisabled people, carers, clinicians) is central to the work and VR installation in public spaces would also allow us to reach people impacted by neurodisability in the places they frequent in their daily lives, plus people affected by digital poverty.
Our research process will continue to be disability-led and guided by neurodisabled Creative Consultants. We’ll explore new ways they can contribute, including using brainwave scanners and movement capture.
People we work with in the Triangle of Care tell us how important it is to share experiences, as it sheds light on different perspectives. A public art display on the installation structure itself, creative workshops and discussion events create space for this and are essential features of our research.
Watch our behind the scenes footage on demand here: https://youtu.be/oH_WkYyb4lI