Silas Riener, a former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, leads a project in hybrid dance experiments blurring natural, virtual, and augmented environments. Rooted in Merce Cunningham Technique, students are studying, practicing, and performing excerpts from Cunningham dances spanning over 50 years of choreography for stage and camera and arranged into a MinEvent in collaboration with video editor Daniel Madoff. In tandem students are creating new work for our evolving digital platform by adapting and misusing some of Cunningham’s methods: scores for chance procedures, indeterminacy, fixed and mobile camera perspectives, layers of structural complexity, and animation.
Olivier Tarpaga presents Out of Sync, a hybrid dance work/video choreographed remotely by Olivier Tarpaga in collaboration with the dancers. This Movement Percussion project utilizes high intensity hybrid movement transformation practices rooted in structured live music improvisation and rhythms to create the final collaborative project.
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All festival events are free and open to the public. Performances will take place on Zoom Webinar; registration required. Separate Zoom registration required for each event in the festival. Live audience Q+A on Zoom follows each performance.
Program content for the show is available digitally. View the Virtual Program for Princeton Dance Festival Reimagined
Pre-recorded content will be closed captioned and live performances and conversations will be open captioned. Guests needing other access accommodations in order to participate in this event are invited to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email LewisCenter@princeton.edu at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.
December 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM — Choreography by Merce Cunningham staged by Silas Riener + choreography by Olivier Tarpaga | Register for Riener + Tarpaga Event
ABOUT PRINCETON DANCE FESTIVAL REIMAGINED
The Program in Dance presents an exciting and innovative, reimagined virtual edition of the annual Princeton Dance Festival featuring six diverse, professional choreographers who have created new dances with Princeton students despite the restrictions of the COVID pandemic.
Led by Peter Chu, Francesca Harper, Rebecca Lazier, Dean Moss, Silas Riener, and Olivier Tarpaga, students explore the intersections of dance and multimedia performance, digital animation, filmmaking, site based work, and music. Each evening is a completely different and unique experience followed by a question and answer session with the choreographers.