Arts Centre Melbourne is inviting movers and shakers of all ages and dance abilities the chance to trip the light fantastic on a state-of-the-art Dance Floor installation created by innovative technologists Eat More Code.
Whether participants are prima ballerinas or have two left feet, Dance Floor is designed to get everyone moving! Dancer’s movements light up the floor and as they leap, twirl and tiptoe across this interactive space a unique sound and light spectacular is triggered.
Set up in Arts Centre Melbourne’s Smorgon Family Plaza the free installation is inspired by the joy of play, movement and music and draws on the beauty of ballet and ballet scores. Dance lovers can take a spin on the floor – or step up to the ballet barre and practise their plié!
“Often after a ballet performance you see young audiences dancing and twirling around the building,’’ says Arts Centre Melbourne Families and Young People Creative Producer, Ebony Bott. “Dance Floor gives them an outlet for them to respond to what has inspired them during a performance. It makes them the stars of the show!”
“Some will dance on the open floor, others will play with the ballet barre, others will listen to the sounds and some will watch from the sidelines. It is an experience for everyone.”
Eat More Code principals Heidi Angove & Justin Hawkins are recognised veteran software engineers and technologists. For Dance Floor they have collaborated with visual artist Sasha Grbich, sound designer Ian Moorhead, lighting designer Chris Petrides and choreographer Ingrid Voorendt.
Participants can visit Dance Floor in Smorgon Family Plaza before seeing The Australian Ballet’s Storytime Ballet or stay after the show to try out some moves of their own!
Smorgon Family Plaza – Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Dates: 11 – 23 December 2015 (all day)
For more information, visit: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au for details.
Image: courtesy of Arts Centre Melbourne