Experiencing Dust: Dancing with infra-red sensors
Fidget presents: Dust An opera by Robert Ashley, choreographed by Megan Bridge (FringeArts Presents)
Time expands, shimmers forth and slips away.
Apr 16-18 at 8pm $20* $15 Students & 25-and-under / FringeArts Members save 30%
*Special discount for Philly Tech Week: get $10 tickets (on-line only) for any night of the show by entering the code ptw10 at checkout. The discount is effective for any performance, not just the Saturday PTW event.
Peter Price's video design for "Dust" uses infra-red sensors to "see" the dancers as they move about the stage, projecting color fields that change in hue and saturation based on the dancers' location in space and the intensity of their movement. Before the show on Saturday, April 18, ticket holders are invited to arrive at 7pm to "dance" with our technology and learn about how it works.
Working with the original recording and a cast of five dancers, choreographer Megan Bridge explores the dark, hallucinatory, and the quirky, mundane world of composer Robert Ashley's opera Dust. The work's complex rhythms and distinct musicalityâ€”despite subject matter that includes war and a drug induced conversation with Godâ€”carry a strangely ebullient and humorous tone. Along with a video design that responds in real time to the dancers' movement, Dust is boldly transformed into a new kind of performance.
Dust is performed by Megan Bridge, Christina Gesualdi, Beau Hancock, Greg Holt, and Michele Tantoco with video design by Peter Price.