Imagine a future where dance clinics improve your act of choreography and eliminates undesirable symptoms of dance.

Dance Clinic

Choy Ka Fai (Singapur/Berlin)  

22 – 23 May 2019 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2019Dance / performance

"Imagine a future where dance meets technology" - this is how the self-proclaimed doctor Choy Ka Fai greets the audience on a big screen. In the futuristic Dance Clinic, diagnoses such as weakness of presence and performance cancer are cured with the help of artificial intelligence Ember Jello. This allows dance and creative potential to be measured and automatically improved. A blessing, after all, not only the performers suffer from the creative crises, but also the audience. Using exemplary live dances, various brain functions are visualized. But why do you need an audience at all and who ensures against choreographic diseases? In his media dance performance, choreographer and designer Choy Ka Fai questions the current developments in contemporary dance ironically and with the use of 3D avatars. In 2010 he was awarded the Young Artist Award, and his works were also exhibited at the Architecture Biennale in Venice. His choreographies move between art, design, and technology and let dance appear from an innovative perspective.
The piece is in English.


Price info Ticket

Advance booking: 16 € / 7 € / tanzcard, ViP-Abo 12 €
Evening box office: 17 € / 7 € / tanzcard, ViP-Abo 13 €



Dance Doctor: Choy Ka Fai (DE/SG)
Dance Patient X: Florentina Holzinger (AT)
Dance Patient Y: Darlane Litaay (IDN)
Dance Patient Z: Local dancer
Artificial Intelligence Agent: Ember Jello (DE)
Interface Designer: Yusuke Kimura (JP)
Visual Designer: Brandon Tay (SG)
Aural Designer: Chong Li Chuan (SG)
Illumination Developer: Ryoya Fudetani (JP)
Illumination Designer: Andy Lim, Art Factory (SG)
Chief Operation Manager: Yap Seok Hui/ Art Factory (SG)
Technology and Media Consultant: Mi You (DE/CN)
Outreach and Communication Officer: Mara Nedelcu (DE/RO)
A production by Choy Ka Fai
Dance Clinic is co-commissioned by tanzhaus nrw and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. For tanzhaus nrw this commission is part of MOCCA – Motion Capturing Creative Area, a project by Hochschule Düsseldorf, Fachbereich Medien, LAVAlabs, Velamed GmbH and tanzhaus nrw, supported by EFRE.
For Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, this commission is part of da:ns festival. Further support through the Residency Programme of NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore.
Duration: about 75 minutes