The Future is Hybrid @ tanz

For tanz yearbook 2022, the international magazine for ballet, dance and performance, we have written the main article “Hybrid is the Future” focussing on the body and space in the context of the physical and the digital: the hybrid.

The Future is Hybrid
Elizabeth Sikiaridi, Frans Vogelaar
Summer 2022

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Exploring the future of artistic-cultural spaces requires looking at physical spaces together with digital media networks. Polyphonic hybrid cultures are anchored and embedded in physical spaces, while at the same time they are increasingly distributed, formed, disseminated, shaped, and negotiated across digital networks. With the increasing of the physical and the digital, new scenarios and new forms of experience and participation in artistic-cultural life emerge.

The article addresses these complex developments across artistic fields, reflecting on examples of contemporary artistic practices.