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In 2003, prominent arts writer Allen Robertson wrote in The Times: “If there was a Turner Prize for dance, Darren Johnston would undoubtedly be on the shortlist.”

Robertson was referring to the creator of “Silicon Sensorium,” which played to packed audiences at the Purcell Room of London’s Southbank Centre. A futuristic multimedia piece, it featured “cyborg” dancers, a clinical LED-lit set and an original electronic score created by Squarepusher. It also thoroughly confused the contemporary dance world.

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