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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Hosted by AlgoMech Festival in 2019, the Symposium on Dancing and Braiding was a far-reaching, interdisciplinary symposium, bringing together perspectives from digital media, choreography and dance technology, traditional Andean and Ancient Greek textiles, e-textiles, philology, live coding and architecture.

Through talks, discussion and performance, contributors to the symposium considered their work in the context of interlacing within and between textiles, e-textiles, pattern, structure and movement, including dance. Interfaces between materials, craft technologies, digital engineering, responsive systems, embodied communications, threads, inter-weaving, intertwining, braiding and building provide a rich vein of dialogue, experimentation and recent practice-led outcomes.

See videos from the symposium in the YouTube playlist below.

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Imagination and Futurity

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Stone Flowers

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Virtual SUWO: Music from the Incredibles

Enjoy a virtual performance of music from Pixar film The Incredibles, recorded by members of Sheffield University Wind Orchestra (SUWO) from their homes during isolation. In aid of the Sheffield Hospitals Charity.

Opening Party: Sanctuary Songs

Songs of welcome and celebration from around the globe – reaching beyond borders and out of lockdown. With Stand and Be Counted Theatre in collaboration with Emily Ntshangase-Wood and Zoe Katsilerou.