Frame Dances (2010)
Choreography Susan Marshall in collaboration with the Company
Composer Peter Whitehead
World Premiere Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
New York Premiere Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY
Video Design and Projections Ryan Holsapple
Original Video and Projection Design Roderick Murray
Dancers Kristen Hollinsworth, Luke Miller, Petra van Noort, Joseph Poulson, Ildiko Toth, Darrin Michael Wright
Frame Dances unveils dancers in confined spaces placed within small frames in this dance and visual art installation piece. Marshall combines video and live performance to expose and theatricalize the mechanics of live video, creating a metaphoric and fantastical world about scale and simulacrum. Audiences become part of the work as they move freely through the space, making choices about how they view the various pieces within layered scores composed by Peter Whitehead.
Frame Dances is commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair, with additional commissioning and residency support by The Music Theater Group.