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Facilitated OL with Emma Zangs: Bodies & Machines


Facilitated OL with Emma Zangs: Bodies & Machines

Emma Zangs will facilitate “Bodies & Machines,” an OPENLAB session, at Chisenhale Dance Space – Research Studio, on Friday 19 January 2018, 10 AM-1 PM.

In an age where Big Data and AI are invading our personal space and our bodies, is there any data left that we own? Is our body the last place that is truly ours? Or do we need to surrender that we do not own our body anymore?

After having diagnosed with diabetes type 1 six years ago, choreographer and movement coach Emma Zangs uses two devices that gather data constantly to monitor her health. During the OPENLAB she will explore what it means to track our bodies data, device vs. intuition, listening, measuring, tracking for what?

She’s interested in exploring the following questions:
• How are we perceiving our bodies pre-tracking and post-tracking?
• Is data analysis subjective?
• Can tracking our personal data help us or restrict us?
• What dance, performance has to do with it?



OPENLAB sessions are open to any performers: dancers, musicians, actors and anyone interested in presence and awareness in performance.

The facilitators of OPENLAB are also participants “in” the session and participants can propose their ideas for a future session. If you’d like to know more about this, come to one of our sessions or email Antonio de la Fe (YW50b25pbyAhIGRlbGFmZWd1ZWRlcyB8IGdtYWlsICEgY29t).

The sessions function on a pay-what-you-can contribution basis to cover expenses and as an incentive for the facilitator of the session. We suggest a £7 contribution for the 3-hour long sessions (‘Facilitated OL’ sessions).

Chisenhale Dance Space
64-84 Chisenhale Road
E3 5QZ

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