photo Alan Kimara Dixon
The performance work, Between Two Meanings (working title), was conceived of with local sound artist, Sean Nealon. Movement material was generated in collaboration with Middlebury College Dance Department newcomers Gabby Fort, Lucie Heerman, Zachary Lounsbury, and Haley Roe. In process, we were considering the relationship between movement and sound and a spectrum of social identities, distortions, and the layeredness of social environments. We were exploring these themes through practices drawing from across disciplines as well as experimenting with motion capture to create sonic environments synthesized from the performers’ movement. For the performance, the dancers will bring to life their own vocal sound score. Using these materials, we developed an abstract means for considering investigative themes. The choreographed work reflects the identities and input of the individuals involved in the process. This piece is an invitation to consider what lies beyond or between known social categorizations and to indulge in a sensory experience.
- Social Identities: social identities or where social identities are beginning to blur between two or more meanings that stem from social normative terminology.
- Social Distortion: Issues involving social identities can produce conflict as well as a create a complex interactions of ideas, feelings and actions.
- Layers of Social Environments: Global, Cultural, Subculture, Communal, Social and personal identities are examples of layers of social environments that all people interact in.
- Spaces of Voices: The placement of individual voices who make up the whole of the resulting factor of issues revolving social identities.
photo Alan Kimara Dixon
Video Clips shared in Rehearsal 3
Room Writing 9.29
Spaces of Liberation, In Between, Constriction
Video Clip Shared Rehearsal 4
“The World is Different When Eun Mi Ahn is Here”
The Pro, Interviewer Hyojin KUH
William Forsythe’s Synchronous Objects website
William Forsythe’s Improvisational Technologies videos
10.6 Fat Boy Slim Praise You, thank you Gigi Gatewood for sharing!
10.12 Performers Writing
10.19 Rehearsal Experiments with Kinect/Motion Capture
10.26 Video Share
Viewing example of clarity in form and focus:
Viewing example of clarity in time and space and full-bodied physicality: