Talk: Dr. Ivani Santana
March 4, 2019 | 6.00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Please join us for a free talk by Visiting Scholar Dr. Ivani Santana, Professor of Theater, Dance and Performance Arts in the Instituto de Humanidades, Artes e Ciências (IHAC), at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil.
Dr. Santana’s work investigates the intersection of the body, perception, dance, and digital technologies. She argues that a mediated real-time dialogue between dance improvisation and digital technologies can provide a platform for new inter and trans-disciplinary research into human perception and cognition as well as an active milieu for the emergence of new aesthetics and ways for thinking and feeling.
Dr. Santana holds a Masters and PhD from the Program of Communication and Semiotics at PUC/SP (São Paulo) and a Post-Doctorate from the Sonic Arts Research Center (United Kingdom) with the research “Dramaturgy of the Tele-sonorous Body”. She is part of Technological Poetics: “corpoaudiovisual”, a research group inaugurated in 2004 and hosted by undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and academics from different disciplines. Dr. Santana is a pioneer in research on telematic dance in advanced telecommunication networks in Brazil. She is also author of Corpo Aberto: Cunningham, dança e novas tecnologias [Open Body: Cunningham, dance and new technologies] (SP: FAPESP/EDUC, 2002), Dança na Cultura Digital [Dance in the Digital Culture] (BA: FAPESB/EDUFBA, 2006), and chief editor of MAPAD2 Journal and Repertório Electronic Magazine. In 2006 Dr. Santana was awarded the “UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts – New Technologies” at the Monaco Dance Forum as well as an Artist Residency at the renowned National Centre choregraphique – Pavillon Noir in Aix-en-Provence, France, where she conceived “Le Moi, Le Crystal and L’Eau” (dance-cognition-technology.tumblr).
This event is presented by SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.