places i can't dance

a movement performance and augmented reality experiment

What is this?

This experiment begins in three forms: screendance, live performance, and augmented reality. In the first form, you can place me wherever you are through the augmented reality link below (and your phone). Through this AR interface, you have the option to screenshot and share where you placed me. With your permission, I can add it to this site's gallery below. The second, a collection of screendances, holds together motion capture and virtual reality so I can (digitally) dance in places I can not IRL or am not allowed. Third is a live performance where the audience is encouraged to use QR codes onstage to access an augmented reality website through which they will view the second act of the performance. Using this AR, audience members, through their mobile devices are finally able to see what the dancers invisibly move with throughout the performance. Thanks for stopping by!

Place Me Somewhere

use the link above to place me somewhere
wherever you are


Places 1.0

Motion Capture

behind the scenes

the louvre

why the louvre?

the 1904 world's fair

why the 1904 world's fair?
why? pt.2

the international space station


Encinitas, CA


Digital Nowhere

digital space?

But why?

"My choreography and dramaturgy, embodied by my Filipinx American body, fall into these traumas: my own, my family’s, and my ancestors’. These owned and inherited traumas are invisibilized in a landscape of systemic oppression, but performance can highlight their embodied worlds. And yet they are more than all of these things. My dramaturgy is not simply connected to my Asian American history or identity; my performances do not simply represent Asian American histories. Many other histories and planets, often not seen, are part of my dramaturgy."
Read more here

Places 1.5

somewehere good

live performance

audience screenshots

augmented reality

Thanks for stopping by!