What connection can artificial intelligence (AI) have to dance performance and creation? Here is a unique opportunity to be a part of pioneering work on the intersection of contemporary dance, interactive theatre and new technology! In this workshop we will explore methods of interaction and creation with a virtual dancing avatar, as we investigate the theme of the body and empathy as it relates to human-human interaction as well as human-AI interaction.

The workshop will be led by dancer and performer, Valencia James and AI researcher, Alexander Berman, along with invited guests.


Two Locations to choose from:

Dec. 3-4, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Dec. 10-11, 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Time: 5 hours per day

The workshop is geared towards professional dancers with a high level of contemporary dance training and improvisation skills. Curiosity and interest in work on the art and technology intersection is important. Participation in the workshop could lead to an employment opportunity in the new international production.

About us


The interdisciplinary collaboration AI_am explores how artificial intelligence (AI) and contemporary dance can inform and advance each other. Founded in 2013, the project brings together experts from the fields of dance, cognitive science, graphics and coding. AI_am uses various means of communication to raise questions about AI and its place in the world. Our activities include art-science experiments, public presentations, workshops and interactive art installations.

Valencia James is a freelance performing artist based in Budapest, Hungary. She was a soloist in the Yvette Bozsik Company from 2010- 2013, and has worked in projects with Kata Juhasz, Zoltan Grecso, The Symptoms and Nina Kov. She was an invited participant in the first Ultima Vez Research Lab in 2012, a danceWEB scholarship recipient in 2014, and currently a member of the L1 Association in Hungary. Valencia co-founded the AI_am project in 2013, and has presented the work internationally, at TEDxDanubia, TEDxGoteborg, and various conferences and exhibitions in Budapest, Gothenburg, Paris, Buenos Aires and Vancouver.  She has taught various workshops in her native Barbados, Budapest and Gothenburg.

How to apply

Please send your CV and portrait to valenciajamesprojects@gmail.com

Deadline for applications: Nov. 25th, 2016.

Costs: Free of charge

Contact details

For further information please visit https://valenciajames.com/projects/ai_am/

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