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 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            --> click here for comment 

May 12 & May 18, 2018 - The ARTS at Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI

with guest sound artist CAPTAIN RANDOM.

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."

------Jeff Gere,  Artist, master storyteller, and puppeteer based in Hawaiʻi.

" You were both phenomenal as well as political in a way we like".

-------Richard C. Rath, Associate Professor of History, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 

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