Australia vs Korea: dance battle 2012

Barikin, Amelia, Cmielewski, Cecilia, Gibson, Ross and Yi, Soojung (2012) Australia vs Korea: dance battle 2012. Federation Square, VIC, Australia; Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea; Northbridge Piazza, Perth, WA, Australia, University of Melbourne.

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Author Barikin, Amelia
Cmielewski, Cecilia
Gibson, Ross
Yi, Soojung
Title Australia vs Korea: dance battle 2012
Place of publication Federation Square, VIC, Australia; Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea; Northbridge Piazza, Perth, WA, Australia
Publisher University of Melbourne
Publication date 2012-10-14
Total pages 1 curated exhibition
Language eng
Subject Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibition/Event - Exhibition/Event
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Australia vs Korea: Dance Battle was a pioneering transnational live dance event staged simultaneously in Melbourne, Perth and Seoul. It was the world’s first live link up hip-hop battle between three cities in three different time zones. Curated as part of the five year ARC funded project ‘Large Screens and the Transnational Public Sphere’, the research was designed to improve understandings of user experience and screen connectivity in culturally and geographically distinct public urban environments.

The event used the standard hip-hop format of the “battle” to display and examine the affordances of large screens as devices for real-time intercultural communication. Research questions included: how might the displacement of physical and “onscreen” space effect the interaction between performers and audiences? In what way can public screen technologies enable transnational cultural exchange? What role can public art forms play in the establishment of a transnational public sphere? What impact does screen mediation have on inter-personal, real-time exchanges between geographically distant participants? Event analysis, audience and participant surveys conducted on-site during the event formed the basis of subsequent research outputs including book chapters, conference papers and a best practice industry report for large screen programming. The project was a collaboration between Federation Square, Art Center Nabi (Seoul), AARNET, the City of Perth, the University of Sydney, the University of Western Australia, the University of Melbourne, and the Australia Council for the Arts.

This live link-up between three large screens in Melbourne, Perth and Seoul includes B-boy, Krumping and Popping battles, special performances, a free public hip hop workshop, DJs and a chance to show Perth and Seoul what you’ve got with our open stage section! Featuring B-Girl MC Demi Sorono (The Movement, So You Think You Can Dance), Rhythm Faction, Beaver Shakers, the A-TEAM and some of the best emerging hip-hop crews in Melbourne, Perth and Seoul. All ages. Free public event.

Presented by Fed Square, West Coast Vs East Coast (City of Perth), Art Center Nabi and The University of Melbourne with the assistance of the Australia Council for the Arts.
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