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Alternative Christmas show at DanceEast

Posted on November 26, 2010

The Italian company TPO return to the DanceHouse with The Japanese Garden from December 13 – December 19.

Using motion capture technology, The Japanese Garden is a participatory performance for all age groups, combining digital animation, video illusions and synchronised sound to create virtual images with stories. Audiences can hop on lily pads, roll through a meadow or use their footwork to create a tune on the “singing bridge”. The “magic carpet” set produces images and sounds in response to the pressure when the dancers and audience move on it.

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Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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