We are all thrilled that Somability has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Accolades. This week we met the judges, who had the opportunity to see Somability in action at the Gadlys Learning Curve Day Centre in Aberdare.
After many months of design and development with our friends at Rhondda Cynon Taf, Somability version one is now free for you to download. At this stage we are offering a Windows version which needs a Kinect camera.
Inspired by What the Body Does Not Remember, performed by Ultima Vez, we used some of the Raspberry Pi prototypes to try out themes of risk and relationships. The young dancers worked with Tamsin Griffiths and Cariad Interactive at the Sherman Theatre over three days to deliver a totally energetic and compelling performance.
The our hard work in rehearsals and development paid off and everyone rose to the occasion. Each of the sequences – Call and response, Flow, Mirror and Space – enabled the performers to reach new levels of dynamic interaction. The Raspberry Pi delivered, thanks to James and we are now preparing to use the code with some new partners in SEN schools in South Wales. We will be back at Arts Depot on 25th and 26th April, working on a new project with Noah’s Ark children’s hospice.