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Dancing through Time

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18 Jan 2024

During the entire competition week, from 28 January to 4 February 2024, travel through time at the Beaulieu Theatre, alongside the Prix de Lausanne’s 52nd edition !

Dancing through Time is an interactive installation to explore the archives of the Prix de Lausanne. Developed by the Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) led by Prof. Sarah Kenderdine at EPFL, in collaboration with designer Patrick Donaldson, the installation built for the Linear Navigator Dancing through Time takes visitors on a walk along the 51 editions of the Prix de Lausanne. Discover or rediscover the performances of the many great dancers that have participated throughout the years, browsing the archive along three main axes: the editions, the dancers’ countries, and the most important classical performances that have marked the history of the Prix de Lausanne.

Dancing through Time offers visitors the ability to create their own stories about the Prix de Lausanne, exploring the archives in a more playful and engaging manner. Furthermore, the originally recorded footage of the performances has been augmented through computational and artistic visualizations, emphasizing the dancers and their movements.

Some more technical, some more artistic, these visualizations enhance the performances through the power of artificial intelligence and real-time simulations and help materialise the embodied practice of dance.