When technology and the arts meet, the result can be either disappointing or profound or someplace in between. A wearable tech-oriented performance at a circus arts festival in Toronto, reported in The Star, sounds like something we’d have liked to have been at.
One performer used motion sensors to control lights and music as she danced. This act sounded interesting, too:
Another presentation featured a dancer, a pole, LEDs and a costume collaboration: Performer Liona Davies thrilled audiences with her acrobatic chrome pole act. Her costume, a joint effort by dance apparel company HeyHey & Co and Ian Parker of Parker Designs, was created from conductive fabric that interacted with the pole to create a living light show.
Conductive fabric meets metal pole. Very cool.
Canada, for those who don’t follow such things, is home to a strong circus culture. Remember, Cirque du Soleil is based in Montreal.