NOLA is an interactive piece featuring music, video projection and live dancing. Meg Seidel, our videographer, was living in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit the city. Fascinated by the structures and belongings abandoned by residents after the hurricane, she went on a mission to explore these corroded buildings and expose the lives of the people that inhabited them. Using special projection technology, our performer will journey through the ruins of New Orleans and by these means shed some light into her own past. The performer is behind a translucent scrim.
Winner of Audience Favorite’s Award at West by West Campus Film Festival.
Videography: Meg Seidel
Musical Composition: Yago de Quay
Choreography: Chris Robertson
Lighting Design: Eric Lara
Soloist: Ladonna Matchett
I was invited to direct Peugeot’s show at South America’s largest automobile trade show in São Paulo, Brazil in the fall of 2012. The show, with music composed by Yago de Quay, featured several components:
1) Four performers playing the car as a percussive instrument, with four microphones placed on different parts of the car;
2) Interactive dance, as de Quay played electronic instruments through a Kinect camera placed onstage;
3) Dance Battle showcasing performers’ best urban dance moves; and
4) choreographed dance by Laura Ferro of eight performers accompanied by de Quay’s singing and beatboxing.
Creative Director – Yago de Quay
Artistic Director – Laura Ferro
After reading a magical book, our heroine travels to a fantastical world where she meets the hero. Initially clumsy and brute, he becomes tender and loving after they dance together. In the end she decides to dismiss illusionary hero and return to reality.
The dancers are the instruments. The piece uses contact microfones placed on the body of the dancers that respond to touch with visuals and sounds to touch. Depending on where they touch each other, a specific sound like a bass, or chord is played.
I’ll be performing this Friday, Dec 7, at UT. It’s a 7min romantic piece with two dancers and sensors that produce sounds and visuals every time they touch. Please come!
When: 9AM Friday
Where: Brockett Theater in the Winship building
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