Founded by movement artist Peiling Kao and sound artist Gretchen Jude in 2016, electroViolet is a movement and sound improvisation collective, directed under Kao. Peiling and invited sound/movement artists enter unfamiliar territories through improvisation, collaborating on equal footing to find synchronicity without dictating or directing, and exploring the abstract and poetic in movement and sound.

body electric 4.1: HAPPENING

January 10-11, 2020 

The ARTS at Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI

body electric 3.2 

November 2-10, 2019 - i-dance taipei 2019

with guest sound artist Jorge Bachmann

body electric 3.1

January 11 &12, 2019 - O'ahu Fringe Festival

Ong King Art Center, Honolulu, HI

body electric 2.1            

May 12 & May 18, 2018

The ARTS at Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI

body electric 1.3  

June 2-8, 2017 

Lake Studios, Berlin, Germany

body electric 1.2  

May 18-20, 2017 - U.C.Davis (Re)sounding Bodies symposium

U.C.Davis, Davis, CA

body electric 1.1

January 13-14, 2017 - O'ahu Fringe Festival

Ong King Art Center, Honolulu, HI

electroViolet was invited to perform for Monkey Waterfall's production EXIT monkey

January 21, 2017

Kakaako Agora, Honolulu, HI




  • "I loved watching you(r) movements manifesting your mercurial thoughts. Amazing physical dexterity and strength, but equally interesting was/is the use of common movements, extended & repeated, a common movement vocabulary, building within the repeating, becoming something else... so fast! And FUNNY (to me). I was surprised, a lot, with the choices, odd movement mixes, the physicality & structural developments... that's why we came back, 'did I really see that?" WOW! It does not happen often with dance (with me) that I am so captivated & amazed. I really liked the 'musical tapestry, soundscapes, aural textures.' I especially liked the fact that they were not overwhelming, not aggressive. I had room to listen, not defend, which happens (with me) in some electronica." ------by Jeff Gere,  Artist, master storyteller, and puppeteer based in Hawaiʻi. (January 16, 2017)

  • " You were both phenomenal as well as political in a way we like".----- by Richard C. Rath, Associate Professor, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. (January 18, 2017)

  • "The Friday night performance remind me my 60’s shinjyuku days; there is a underground performance group name “tenjyou-sajiki” Organized by syuji terayama, Very cool! Made me feel, the only thing I know is that I know nothing. Keep Your dynamic equilibrium!" ----by Shinichi Takahashi, Artist  (January 11, 2020)