Waiting for Earthquakes is a dance piece created by Moon Ribas, and it’s based on the interaction between the movements of the earth and a dancer. The dancer wears a sensor attached to her body that allow her to feel earthquakes as small as 1 in the Richter scale in any given place of the planet. The intensity of the movements are based on the intensity of the earthquake. If there are no earthquakes, there will be no dance. The audience and the dancer will wait together, the piece is a collaboration between the dancer as the earth.
About Moon Ribas
Moon Ribas (May 24th, 1985) is a Catalan contemporary choreographer and the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, an international organisation that aims to help people become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborgism as an artistic and social movement.
Moon graduated in Choreography at Dartington College of Arts (England), and studied at Theatreschool of Amsterdam SNDO (School for New Dance Development).
Since 2007 Moon has been experimenting with different cybernetics devices that allow her to perceive movement in a deeper way. Moon's new research consists in developing the seismic sense, perceiving the movement of real-time earthquakes all around the world, she then translates this new sense on the stage.