Is there no such thing as a good blurb?
I went to see ie=msv: the obcell
(or ie=msv: the obcell a Human Experiment
). I don't know what ie=msv means; obcell (or The Obcell) is an observation cell used in psychiatric or custodial institutions. The show was "a dance performance resulting from a Choreographic Fellowship awarded to Fiona Malone" presented by The Australian Choreographic Centre. It was created by Fiona Malone and something called C_flux (which was not explained). The programme and the speech made in the foyer before the show mentioned "the human test case... will develop an interdependency with technology". I don't think interdependency means what they think it means.
There was only one dancer, Ninian Donald. He was wearing a Diem Dance System which measures "the degree of flexion placed on... fourteen bend sensors that are placed on joints of the body". According to the speech in the foyer this meant almost every sound heard during the performance was triggered by the dancer. According to eye witnesses this meant that most of the sounds could have been triggered by a person at the back of the audience with a handheld sound sampler. As a dance the choreography was a good mime. As a mime Ninian was a good dancer.
On the other hand this was the result of a fellowship awarded for research and development and the use of the suit, the lighting and the design were remarkable. Images from cameras mounted in the set and on the suit were projected on screens at the back of the stage and low light cameras linked to monitors were used to include blackouts in the performance. The technological side of the production (which was half the show) was robust and effective. They did well for a company their size.
Happy birthday, Nola.