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Armando  Menicacci

Armando Menicacci (foto © Jan Sprij)

Armando Menicacci

Armando Menicacci (FR) is a musicologist and a dance scholar.

Armando Menicacci has studied several years of dance (Vaganova technique) piano and music composition in Italy. He holds a BA in History of Music at the Rome University "La Sapienza" and a PhD from Paris 8 University on the 'use of digital technology in dance creation, research and education'.

As member of Anomos, he co-organized with Emanuele Quinz, a section of the international symposium ISEA (2000), on the new interfaces between body and machines. He is the director of Mediadanse, Paris 8 Dance Department laboratory, which concerns itself with the relationship between research, creation and pedagogy in dance and digital media.

With Emanuele Quinz he edited La Scena Digitale. Nuovi media per la danza (Venezia, Marsilio, 2001), a publication about the relationship between dance and new media. Aside from being an artistic consultant, Menicacci developed the interactive installations Terra incognita.

More on generative dance scores http://www.under-score.info

Armando Menicacci participated in the Test_Lab: Dancing Around Technology on February 27, 2007.

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