Dancing the Digital Beyond-Body and the Ecological Connected-Body (2020)

It premiered on October 9, 2020 at the National Library of Latvia in Riga (Latvia) in the framework of ECODATA: 5thOpen Fields conference and RIXC Art Science Festival 2020 to showcase the research that Dr. Adesola Akinleye and Gonzalo Preciado-Azanza have carried out in the past months.

Creative Team:

  • Direction, Concept & Choreography: Dr. Adesola Akinleye & Gonzalo Preciado-Azanza
  • Music: Gonzalo Preciado-Azanza
  • Camera Operators: Dr. Adesola Akinleye & Gonzalo Preciado-Azanza


  • Human: Dr. Adesola Akinleye 
  • Environmental Frame: Gonzalo Preciado-Azanza
Frame of Dancing the Digital Beyond-Body and the Ecological Connected-Body by Dr. Adesola Akinleye & Gonzalo Preciado-Azanza

About: This piece consists of an exploration of the moving body in and across the digital and physical environment. As artists, they notice many human beings feel cut off from their natural environment as their body is physically in attendance while their mind feels more presence in the digital. For them, this has underlined the dichotomy and opportunity that the new ‘stage’ of Web 2.0 poses. The interconnectedness of dance exemplifies the relationship between sensing body and environment which is challenged by the pixel. By dancing through the digital and physical they use choreography to explore layers of connectedness as a metaphor for exploring how they own their presence in the ecosystem. They have started to focus on the notion of fractal geometry, a natural phenomenon, as an infinite concatenation that connects them. They explore the digital age’s unification of art and science through their choreographic practices working with the dancing digital beyond-body and the ecological connected-body.