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My View: “Wallpapers” by Evan O’Sullivan

I am not versed in dance theory or history, and so when I see a dance performance, the only basis I have for a response is my visceral experience— did I feel the performers connected with me and held my … Continue reading My View: “Wallpapers” by Evan O’Sullivan

Bridgman/Packer: A Company of Three by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

I have seen video used in dance work before, but never like this. The images aren’t just pretty pictures used as background, taking up space or creating a mood. They are the environment in which the performers exist. The pool of projections is the landscape the performers interact with and the repeated images of the dancers make up an entire company. The illusion is so great that much of the time the audience can’t discern which bodies, or body parts, are physically on stage. Continue reading Bridgman/Packer: A Company of Three by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully