In 2014 Peggy devised Flux, in which a simple set of guidelines followed by dancers, non-dancers, and wheelchair users instantly creates a spontaneous, ever-evolving, and gloriously eventful group choreography.
FluxDelux is literally the deluxe version of Flux, and marries contemporary dance with cutting-edge new media technology through a tailor-made iOS app, designed by creative technologist Jacob Niedzwiecki. Movement instructions are delivered to pedestrians and wheelchair users via the app, though earphones. Tangled Art + Disability and students from Rosedale Heights School of the Arts have partnered with us throughout the creation of FluxDelux.
Using the custom iPhone app OR our audio file OR Peggy’s simple set of instructions, audience members can join in the creation and performance of an instant mass choreography. For FluxDelux the all-abilities audience are the performers, negotiating space with creative physicality and generosity.
About Tangled Art + Disability
Tangled Art + Disability uses the power of art as a transforming medium to enhance the understanding and acceptance that people with disabilities can and do make significant contributions to all aspects of society, in particular the arts and an evolving cultural sector.
What You’ll Need
- iPhone or smartphone if you have one
- sensible shoes
- high heels are not recommended
- clothes you can move in
- make sure you have a safe pocket for your device
- water bottle
- your sense of adventure
- travel light
- avoid heavy or unwieldy bags
FluxDelux participants, Ottawa 2015. Photography by Michel Dozois.
FluxDelux participants during Nuit Blanche Toronto, 2015. Photography by Sean Howard.
FluxDelux participants at Nathan Phillips Square as part of the Parapan Am Games, 2015. Photography by Nicole Myers.
Flux Delux is supported by: