Hacking Choreography: Kate Sicchio hosted by the BMO Lab

When and Where

Wednesday, December 02, 2020 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Zoom meetings


Kate Sicchio


Dance Composition through Live Coding


Technology is often used within dance as a way of extending or enhancing a performance, many times ending up as decoration. But what happens when technology is used to interrupt movement or used within the inner workings of a choreographic process? This talk explores the field of live coding and how to use programming as a way to make dances in real-time. It will also demo Terpsicode, a new programming language for live coding choreography.


Dr. Kate Sicchio is a choreographer, media artist and performer whose work explores the interface between choreography and technology. Her work includes performances, installations, web and video projects and has been shown in Philadelphia, New York City, Canada, Germany, Australia, Belgium, and the UK at venues such as Banff New Media Institute (Canada), V&A Digital Futures (London), PS122 (NYC), Eyebeam (NYC) and Artisan Gallery (Hong Kong). She has been written about in the press in The Guardian, Dazed Digital, El Diarios, and Imperica Magazine.

She has presented work at many conferences and symposia including International Society of Electronic Arts (ISEA), ACM Creativity and Cognition, Digital Research in Humanities and Arts, Congress On Research in Dance, and Society of Dance History Scholars. She has given invited talks at EU Parliament, Eyeo, Resonate, Node Code, and countless universities and events internationally.

Her PhD focused on the use of real-time video systems within live choreography and the conceptual framework of ‘choreotopolgy’ a way to describe this work. Her research has been published by Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Computer Music Journal, Media N, Contemporary Theatre Review and Learning Performance Quarterly.

She is currently an Assistant Professor in Dance and Media Technology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

This event is brought to you by the BMO Lab.

No pre-registration is required. Click on the following link on December 2, 2020 to attend the meeting: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/89752249241