Hedy Hurban Santander Award

Hedy Hurban has recently been awarded a Santander grant as part of her research project to collaborate with a performer in Pittsburgh, U.S.A. at Robert Morris University.

The grant will enable her to travel to Pittsburgh to carry out experiments using prototypes she has built that use sensor systems to capture gestures and movements to which sounds will be attributed and output in the form of an interactive dance performance.

The research involves exploring rich cultural traditions such as Spanish Flamenco and the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey by augmenting performer’s costumes with technology to create a unique immersive sound experience for both the performer and the audience.