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November 21, 2006

The Kitchen presents


Dance without Bodies

Koosil-ja's Dance without Bodies :: The Kitchen :: Dec 6-9 (Wednesday-Saturday) 8pm :: Tickets $12.

Dance Without Bodies is a new, commissioned, dance and multi-media performance by Bessie award-winning choreographer Koosil-ja that questions the fundamental role of “presence” in performance and forges new relationships among dancers, technologies, and the audience. In this new work, two dancers move between the space of the stage and that of video projections, performing simultaneous yet spatially disconnected solos for an audience seated in two separate areas, situated back-to-back in the theater. Created through her “live processing” performance method, which she developed with dancer Melissa F. Guerrero and Geoff Matters (music, video, and software design), the performance is different each night, as the movement in the work is neither strictly set choreography nor pure improvisation. Rather, the dancers generate their solos nightly, in real-time, in response to the action depicted on three different videos, which are randomly combined each evening on clustered sets of monitors. The piece also includes lighting design by Jane Shaw, video design by Benton-C Bainbridge, and graphic design by Pascale Willi.

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The Kitchen is located at 512 West 19th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.
Subway: A, C, E to 14th Street; 1 to 18th Street; L to 8th Avenue.

Posted by jo at November 21, 2006 04:57 PM