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A dance show driven by artificial intelligence

The lighting in a theatrical production can often be as important as the sets and performances themselves.

A new dance production, Pattern Recognition, will make use of artificial intelligence to drive the latest motion sensing technology to respond directly to the movements of two dancers on stage.

UK choreographer Alexander Whitley and digital artist Memo Akten created Pattern Recognition using code and a system of moving lights and Microsoft Kinect sensors to intelligently change the pattern of lighting to match their movements.

Produced by Sadler's Wells, Pattern Recognition, premieres at the Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins in London on April 7th to 9th.

BBC Click's Jen Copestake went to find out more about the technology behind the show.

More at BBC.com/Click and @BBCClick.

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