Quebec choreographer Isabelle Choinière is one of a select few choreographers to have worked solely with digital technologies from the beginning of her career. In the last 15 years, she has conducted practical and theoretical research in the field of the electronic arts from the perspective of the body in movement and hybrid entities emerging through composition and dialogue between natural and virtual bodies. Devising new techniques that add to the experience of the performing body, she creates new performative models that enable the performer to break with a tradition of instrumentalisation in the relationship of dance with new technologies. Proning a syncretistic approach that also mixes cultural elements, her work is based on a renewal of sensorial experience and perception through a vision of technology as opening the path to perceptual synaesthesia: as much through proprioception as through exteroception of the mediated body. Her articles have been published in the U.K., Korea and Austria.
She will give a workshop involving strategies of sensory and perceptual destabilisation that explore hybrid dialogues between physical and virtual organisms in the presence of invited researcher-professors.