Audience wearable robotics.
An interactive performance.
Project XO is a cutting-edge dance installation devised by New Movement Collective with collaborators Kai Lab, Visualpilots and Fenyce Workspace. This unique encounter invites members of the public to wear a robotic exoskeleton which will move their body in a precise choreography.
Exploring themes of power, agency and empathy, this performance is a 3-way interaction between participant, performer and technology. With lighting by Guy Hoare and music by Högni (Erased Tapes), Project XO is an immersive embodied experience and an unusual spectacle.
You can take part as a participant wearing the robotic suit or as an audience member by watching the interaction.
Note audience members must be aged 18+ to take part by wearing the suit. The suit weighs 20kg and participants will be asked to wear the suit for around 30 minutes. Patrons interested in participating in the performance will receive more information after the booking, will be asked to sign a consent form and to arrive early for a briefing including of safety instructions.
Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells Theatre. The production of Project XO is funded by the Arts Council England, Garfield Weston Foundation, Polish Cultural Institute and NMC Commissioning Circle with co-commission funds from South East Dance. Project XO has been developed with support for design and building from the Middlesex University and further support from the Bartlett’s Interactive Architecture Lab, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, English National Ballet, Stone Nest and artsdepot. Initial research for Project XO was supported by the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project, Queen Mary University of London, Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme and the Open Lab at Barbican/Guildhall.
Choreography and performance
New Movement Collective
Creative Technology Kai Lab, Visualpilots and Fenyce Workspace
Lighting design Guy Hoare
Music Högni Egilsson (Erased Tapes)
Production Manager Mat Ort
Marketing and PR Manager Lucy White
Photography and film Laurent Liotardo
Graphic Design Joe Walkling
Administrator Emi Del Bene
Producer Malgorzata Dzierzon