“ECOS: Un proyecto de danza y(en) realidad virtual”

Ivani Santana (Brasil) / Daniel Argente (Uruguay)

ECOS is the result of a partnership between dance artist Ivani Santana (Brazil) and artist Daniel Argente (Uruguay). The project is a joint research between the Grupo de Pesquisa Poética Tecnológica: corpoaudiovisual, (Technological Poetic Research Group: corpoaudiovisual), coordinated by Ivani, and the CSIC research group - "Realidades Expandidas" - of the Universidad de La República (Uruguay), coordinated by Daniel.

The starting point of the project was research on the process of dance improvisation in light of Ennativist Theory (Varela, Thompson, Rosch, 1992) and Linguistic Bodies (Di Paolo, De Jaegher, & Cuffari, 2018).

Through this perspective, we understand that the actions of each person involved in improvisation is the result of a "participatory sense-making" (Di Paolo, De Jaegher, 2007), that is, it is not an exclusive decision of the person, since the actions of others and the context itself are involved in this relationship and in decision making.