Shadow dance

[Shadow Dance]
An interactive, cross-media cognitive space.

Our installation aims to explore the connections between human movement and the shadows they create. The correlation between them will be emphasized and matched through music. You will get the chance to experience an environment that does not require verbal communication to express what you feel in that very moment.

Catching their movements through motion sensors on the wall, our arduino/RasberryPi device will use a code to play sounds of various instrumental music. This music will match the speed, tempo and rhythm of the movement created by you.You will be allowed to move about freely within that space. Any form of movement, dance or gestures will be encouraged.


Chusu Kim @chusu_kim : Directing · Scene design · Sound directing · Lighting design
Taizun Partapurwala @taizun.p : Creative engineering · Technical direction · Scene design · Lighting design
Michaella Moon @michaellamoon : Creative coding · DSP (digital sound processing)
Xiao Zhang @cheungshay : Documentary film directing and videography
Taylor Donofrio @tay.donofrio : Choreography
Mao Tokunaga @juzotokunaga : Dance


2:00 pm - 2:00 pm Welcome

CalArts Expo venues open

Doors Open

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Outside Main Entrance

Food Trucks available outside the main entrance

Grab some food!

7:30 pm - 7:30 pm Main Entrance Walkway

Reception on the Main Entrance Walkway

Reception on the Main Entrance Walkway

10:00 pm - 10:00 pm Exhibition Venues

Exhibition Venues close

Exhibition Venues close

1:30 am All

Performances end

Performances end

  • Date : May 5, 2022 - May 5, 2022
  • Time : 02:00 pm - 10:00 pm (UTC)
  • Venue : Online