dance-tech: transmission in motion

dance-tech project explores the potential of the new Internet technologies for knowledge production and distribution on body based artistic practices and it's intersections with other disciplines such as new media, architecture, philosophy, anthropology and more.


All dance-tech projects attempt to place situated embodiment as a fundamental condition and movement arts as relevant practices to contemporaneity with interdisciplinary framework.

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dance-tech is conceived as a tactical media project and it aims to develop and maintain a series of online and hybrid  collaborative platforms for the interdisciplinary explorers of the performance of movement, innovators and emergent performance practices.

It develops as an experimental, adaptable and changing pedagogical intervention on the knowledge distribution systems of contemporary performance  and their contexts. In that sense, it is focused on developing sustainable collaborative strategies and tactics facilitating creative creative synergies of local and global actors on a networked community/world.

It seeks to systematically and flexibly, explore the changing new media landscape and its openness for creative and social innovation.

dance-tech combines:

  • User generated content platforms
  • Networked environments for education and collaboration
  • Collaborative media production tactics/co-creation
  • Online curatorial strategies for movement based practices and experimental performances
  • Collaborative and networked strategies for communication and arts mediation.
  • Mobile technologies
  • Open knowledge and technologies
  • Performative cartographies and data visulaization

It takes into consideration the whole knowledge production ecosystem, exploring networks as a medium for expression, agency, autonomy and empowerment of its members and collaborators.

dance-tech is curated with a broad and inclusive perspective on life, art and movement practices, offering a wide scope of the creative embodied arts spectrum, from urban performances to well known choreographers in festivals, form the creators to the researchers and theoreticians inside academy, from arts administrators  to international collaborations.


A bit of its history:

dance-tech was initiated with the launching of in October of 2007 and it has developed in several lines of action and collaborations: Eyebeam (USA), Dance Films Association (USA), New York Live Arts (USA), South American Network of Dance , Gilles Jobin Company (Switzerland), Bonlieu Scène nationale || Scene nationale à Annecy ( France), Transmedia Akademie/Hellerau (Germany), Festival Panorama (Brazil), Forsythe Company (Germany) among others.

Since its creation, it has been lead by Marlon Barrios Solano, yet it has grown thanks to many direct collaborations with the community.

Since January 2017 until December 2019, was supported by Motion Bank/Choreographic Coding Labs and by its members via voluntary donation system, creative collaborations and bartering.

Dance-tech has collaborated with many international festivals, cultural and research centers.

All the on-line platforms are free of use with a suggested donation integrated system.


English is the main language but it's users post and communicate in their preferred language.

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Instances and projects

is a social networking site with all the known multimedia sharing capabilities and user generated content potential. It is a very active community of more than 4000 international members.

Mobile site (HTML5 compatible)

is a curated broadcasting channel for video on demand. It aggregates several collections of complete experimental contemporary performances, lectures, screen-dance, interviews and more. It is comprised by the site, YouTubeVimeo and channels.


Dance-techTVLIVE (until 2015)

network provides for free live video channels to international collaborators to be able to broadcast live lectures, performances and experimental productions. Live video Streaming have been done from more than 20 countries. An ongoing collaboration with Brunel university (UK) have streamed more than 100 lectures in their own channel DAPLABTV provided by Other important collaborators are Giessen University, Performance Studies International, Panorama Festival, HZT Berlin, among others. 


meta-academy is a dance-tech project exploring online open co-learning environments for interdisciplinary studies on contemporary creative practices. It is an ongoing research on e-learning for contemporary performance practices, research and education. AR app/AR Residency  (Until 2015)

Augmented reality app for digitally augments urban and printed/image spaces. app is  available for artists and mediators for experiments on the uses of mobile AR as a performative and communicational space

More info here

dance-tech.TV Augmented Reality App

Panorama Aumentado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dance-tech AIR Berlin (until 2016)

Go to Lake Studios Berlin Website for current residency information

dance-tech artist in residency in Berlin offers to international interdisciplinary movement and media artists the possibility to live and make art in a peaceful artist run working, living and performance space in Berlin, Germany.

The artists will enjoy the recently opened Lake Studios Berlin, a unique living and creative working space with fast connection into the exciting creative center of Berlin and with the advantage of the quiet and beauty of Mueggelsee lake and a forest at only 5 minute walk for depth concentration on research and creative process.



Interviews and views
It's a series of video interviews of different topics, length and depth and images of artist, researchers, theorists, producers, venues and technologies relevant to contemporary performance practices. More than 300 video programs have been produced and are available in the Internet for free.

All programs are produced with portable devices as a networked documentary on contemporary performance and social innovation.

Go to interviews&views




Choreography or ELSE on

Is a curated collection on of complete works of interdisciplinary contemporary movement artists. All the works are collaboratively presented for free by the artists along with relevant contextualizing material with educational purposes. One artists is added monthly to the collection.
It is known to be used in many educational institutes all over the world. More than 60 artists international artists are collaborating with this project.

Go to Choreography or ELSE on



META (off/line) spaces

are facilitated experimental collaborative on/off line spaces to explore the creative impact, aesthetics and cultural implications of network technologies. They explore the performative  and aesthetic aspects of networked communication as creative collaboration for knowledge production and circulation.

meta_media lab: networked media production and collaborative creation of memories

meta_media lab is a workshop/open space that is deployed within festivals or art events. It is a place for collaborative social media production of news and digital memory/storytelling of the event.
At the meta_media lab participants become the production team as they learn with real artists and are embedded vloggers within the festival. It an excellent opportunity for collaboration between the venue, the local community and other local actors.


meta_creation lab: inter-actors, attractors and the aesthetics of complexity

meta_creation lab is a collaborative space to creatively explore the relationship between improvisational/real -time performance practices, computation and networked collaborative creativity.

Go to the meta_creation lab page

How Like a Network (workshop at Connecticut College)

How Like a Network: The dance-tech Project by Marlon Barrios Solano and Rachel Boggia.

Published in the book Transmission in Motion: The Technologizing of Dance., edited by Maaike Bleeker, Routledge, 2017.

Cognitive Systems: systems and embodiment | affordances (JJ Gibson):







All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Richard Brautigan (1967)

I like to think (and

the sooner the better!)

of a cybernetic meadow

where mammals and computers

live together in mutually

programming harmony

like pure water

touching clear sky.

I like to think

(right now, please!)

of a cybernetic forest

filled with pines and electronics

where deer stroll peacefully

past computers

as if they were flowers

with spinning blossoms.

I like to think

(it has to be!)

of a cybernetic ecology

where we are free of our labors

and joined back to nature,

returned to our mammal

brothers and sisters,

and all watched over

by machines of loving grace.

Updated:  February 2020


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