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Dance Hack NL Program

3 December

Dance Hack is all about bringing the world of dance and technology together. From installations, via experimentation, to performances.

It is a day to meet fellow makers, to see inspiring work, learn from each other and to make on the spot.



Location: Lely Aula (near Station Leleylaan)
Schipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam


14h – 18h Demonstrations, Presentations and Open Hacking / Creative Coding

Part of the line up presenting are:

PipsLab (Kees Duyves, Zeynep Gunduz)
Misiconi (Joop Ook)
New Path (Jerke van der Braak)
Node Based C++ Creative Coding Library (Marcel Smit)

Live Hacking will be possible on:

LED WALL + kinect
DMX Lights
ESP8266 (Arduino with wifi and small profile) with heart rate monitor
Mocap: 8x Optitrack S250E system
OSC and video streaming from and to San Francisco

19h – 21h30 Performances / Showcase

A vibrant look into the collaboration material between hackers, dancers and musicians during Dance Hack NL 2017




We invite dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, coders, hackers and other creative folk to join us for the technological, artistic and cultural mash up!

Keep posted on our Website and or Facebook page!

San Francisco post!

Got this in the post today! Thanks Wei from Kinetech for sending us the heart rate monitors 🙂

How would you use heart rate data? Influence sound? Visuals? Lights? Come and hack with us on Dance Hack 2017 in Amsterdam!

Data will be send to and from San Francisco


Write yourself in for the performers group:

Call for performers and coders

Or come for the hackaton: hacking, presentations, meeting, exchange on Sunday 3 December starting 14:00 Lely Aula (Broedplaats Lely near Lely Station)



Are you a dancer, mover, maker, coder, musician, software developer, hacker, or plain interested in those fields and the combination of them? Then you are invited to DANCE HACK 2017!

We are looking for curious and open minded collaborators to investigate how dance and performance can affect or be affected by coded programmes. We are looking for new or existing ideas that will contribute towards a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic exploration over two days (more information below). You can use this moment to research and realise a recurring coding problem, rethink a programme design, or initiate a conversation between movement and technology.

On December 2, we are hosting a HACKATHON! There will be space for four groups to form in order to collaborate and to co-create a short piece (max 15min), which will be then showcased on December 3. Before each performance there is a short introduction about the work process and concept, and there will be space for some Q&A after.

We will form the groups from your applications. Groups will be consisting of at least 1 dancer/ choreographer, 1 musician (preferably something with code or interactive), 1 coder/ AV person. Larger groups are possible.
The theme of this year’s event is Global Weather

Location of the event:

Lely Aula

Schipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam.

Dance Hack is a global event that will take place simultaneously in San Francisco and Amsterdam. We will also be streaming data across the two locations. We will stream dancers data, video data and Berkeley University will stream weather data. This data is open for the performers to experiment with.

Please sign up by Wednesday 22 November 2017 or complete the contact form  here

Please include:
Name, discipline, ideas and interests, working aims for the 2-day event, how participation in DANCE HACK will contribute to your practice, confirmation that you are available for both days, links to previous works.



Dance Hack 2017!

Hello World! Dance Hack 2017 is in full preparation! We are looking forward to seeing inspiring collaborations happen again. You can subscribe for a group that will do a short (max 15 minutes performance on December 3). These groups will be formed on December 2 and will consist of minimally 1 dancer/ choreographer, a musician (preferably code based, or interactive) and a visual artist or coder.

On December 3 we will also have open presentations / talks and organically organised workshops, next to the evening performance.

We will supply tables, projectors and space, you bring the rest.

The theme of this year is Global Weather. You can interpret it as you like: the political climate, or the global weather change we are experiencing. San Francisco will work with some global weather data from the Berkeley University.

There will be a data stream between San Francisco and Amsterdam. Previous years we had heart rate data of dancers transmitted via OSC. This year we will have multiple data stream, among which a video feed and the weather data.