MED is a live performance in Michaelis Theater at 5th of June. Also, It can be livestreamed online. The livestream will be available here.
MED is an experimental and collaborative choreography project that explores the mechanism of the sensorimotor simulation model in our bodies, that is, how emotions and memories are embodied and reactivated through body movements.
Inspired by the Bauhaus aesthetic, bodies present in this performance have functioned as media of memories. The choreography process benefits from a collaboration with dancers through body-memory workshops, in which the choreographer guides dancers to retrieve their emotions and memories by asking them to manipulate their bodies.
The performance consists of three parts: Encoding, Batch Processing, and Decoding. By demonstrating the process of memory embodiment and reactivation through dancers’ body movements and interactions with the environment, MED opens a conversation with audiences on how our bodies bond us with our past experience, and store us memory inside bodies.
BINYING GAO is a second year MFA Choreography student from China, and graduated from University of Zhuhai Jilin BA Dance Choreography. She worked and performed in PENGYU Contemporary Dance Company and Hongkong Dance Company. BINYING also collaborated with multiple exhibitions and participated various dance festivals and film festivals. Through the long process of enriching her skills in UOR, she has been inspired by installations, paintings, mathematics and different ways of creating dance. Recently, BINYING has been experimenting with choreographing through The Fist principle and Paradigm. Her research has been focusing on stimulating the dancers body through the scores of paintings, mathematics etc. She is still on the way finding what is the essential of bodies, meaning of art, and choreography.
Year of Study: 2