This summer I had the opportunity to satisfy both of my life’s passions, dance and film, in one performance piece.
I performed a solo, that used live video feedback as part of CASCADIA Dance and Cinema Festival’s “The Meeting of the Machines” program that presented work highlighting the relationship between humans and technology.
Check it out!
Depending on live-video feedback, projections and the resulting theatrics to exist, ersatz is a modern duet between dance and video.
Out of playful experimentation arises a certain abstracted social commentary. The ghostly image of perpetual imitators as followers brings up notions of narcissism and a false sense of community like a battalion of copies. Using speed and mounting complexity the individual attempts to escape eternal replication against a swaying, twisting backdrop of kaleidoscoped dancers.