Palindrome

Palindrome is a performance group that uses Motion Tracking technology.

The keyword is "interaction" -- using bio-sensors and other technology, music, lighting or video projections are controlled by the dancers' movement. This is hard to imagine. That is why there are a lot of videos at this web site.

A little history...
Palindrome was founded in New York City in 1982, moved to Nürnberg, Germany in 1988. Its a kind of dance company, but because its director, Robert Wechsler, has a penchant for science and technology (he studied genetics alongside dance) Palindrome has an unusual focus: to combine science and technology with dance.

The company's first invitation, however, had nothing to do with science. It came from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. Wechsler had made a dance which brought the figures in the paintings of Edvard Munch to life. The project, "Lovers in Waves", was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and with additional support from the Marshal Fund of Norway Palindrome set out on the first of what was to become regular European touring.

Together with artists from around the world, dozens performance productions and installation art works have been made. The city of Nürnberg has supported the company steadily since 1990 and they have received a number of important awards.

In 1995 Palindrome entered the computer age and joined forces with an engineer and interactive systems designer named Frieder Weiss. While the partnership broke up in 2006, work with interactive technology remains a strong interest.

In 2005 and 2006, Palindrome created two multi-media operas (well, operas are always "multi-media" aren't they?): Brother/Sister with music by Erling Wold and Jenseits der Schatten with music by Vladimir Tarnopolsky. Both were warmly received by the press.

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  • Baudovin, Caroline
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Bengolea, Cecilia
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Bienczycki, Susan
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Bienczycki, Gabriel
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Blankensop, Susan
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Boudreaux, Julia
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Buckles, Jonathan
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Cerna, Eva
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Charleson, Janet
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Clifford, Derek
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Conlon, Fleur
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Coskun, Yesim
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Davis, Kakuti
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Defazio, Viviana
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Derschmidt, Ruth
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Eckly, Caroline
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Eisele, Julia
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Fernandez, Emily
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Fix, Walter
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Franke, Dieter
    Contemporary dance / Apprentice
  • Galil, Maya
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Gerdes, Jennie
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Gonzalez, Cindy
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Jentzsch, Berit
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Joeng, Mimi
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Kanthatham, Sophatai
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Kasse, Marie
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Keppel, Allie
    Contemporary dance / Apprentice
  • Kraus, Isabella
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Kural, Serhat
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Lorenger, Paul
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Marcus, Brenda
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Mernitt, Nancy
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Millet, Munibe
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Murube, Pilar
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Nische, Maria
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Ogultekin, Gökce
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Ragione, Martina La
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Rodemund, Brit
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Rupp, Sabina
    Contemporary dance / Designer / Collaborator
  • Schmidt, Lisa
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Simon, Jean Christophe
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Smith, Dorrie
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Stockinger, Lisa
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Stokinger, Lisa
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Strobelt, Frank
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Tenge, Iris
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Varnek, Karel
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Vogel, Marc
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Vomachka, Jan
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Wachter, Katja
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Walter, Karo
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Warren, Laura
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Wechsler, Robert
    Contemporary dance / Artistic Director
  • Yurttut, Esra
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Zgonc, Imma Sarries
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Zwiauer, Helena
    Contemporary dance / Dancer