August 10, 2022

Proximity Music: Sensing After Thought, Kexin Hao

For Proximity Music: Sensing After Thought Kexin was commissioned to produce a new work, Future Dance of Nostalgia, combining ethnographic research, rhythmic choreography and gaming. Taking the form of classic dancing videogames such as Just Dance, the work invites visitors to perform a choreography based on gestures related to pre-industrial, heavy physical labour. Historical archives of work songs provide the inspiration for the music by Rachwill Breidel, who renders the old tales and melodies into clubbing beats that lead the dance.

Visitors could experience the work by playing the videogame as well as by joining group dance sessions taking place daily in the foyer of Amare. Future Dance of Nostalgia was created in collaboration with Leonardo Scarin (game design), Ludmila Rodrigues (choreography), Pedro Gossler (videography and 3D design), Dima Ibrahim (sound mixing).

Videography: Tanja Busking, Francesco Enriquez