Extra Shapes (2015)
DD Dorvillier / Sébastien Roux / Thomas Dunn
Extra Shapes (2015) is a dance event, a musical concert, and a light show, created in collaboration with choreographer DD Dorvillier, composer Sébastien Roux, lighting designer Thomas Dunn, and the dancers Walter Dundervill, and Katerina Andreou. Extra Shapes plays with the affinities and antipathies between sound, light, and moving bodies, in the realm of the dance stage and its spectacle, proposing a means of making sense out of the experience of accumulating perceptions.
Featuring separate and simultaneous scores for dancers, loudspeakers, and lights, Extra Shapes occupies a rectangular space divided into three stripes of equal length and depth, like a slice of Neopolitan ice cream. A 17 minute sequence is repeated three times. After each iteration the audience moves to a new side of the rectangle, experiencing very different perspectives of the same piece. It's this changing audience perspective that completes the piece.
Concept DD Dorvillier
Sound Sébastien Roux
Lighting Design Thomas Dunn
Movement Katerina Andreou, DD Dorvillier, Walter Dundervill
Bessie Award nominee for Outstanding Visual Design, 2016
March 20, 2015 Première EMPAC (Troy NY, United States)
November 19 - 20, 2015 Playground Festival, STUK Kunstencentrum (Leuven, Belgium)
March 25 - 26 and 28-29, 2016 From Minimalism to Algorithm, The Kitchen (New York, United States)
May 20, 2016 Festival Les musiques, GMEM - La Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille, France)
June 18, 2016 June Events, l'Atelier de Paris / Carolyn Carlson (Paris, France)
February 23, 24, 25, 2017 Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France)
Production: human future dance corps (USA) and Stanza (France). Coproduction: Commissioned by EMPAC, Troy, NY. Lead support by Creative Capital, Map Fund, DRAC Île-de-France, Fonds SACD Musique de Scène, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (funded, in part, by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation). Additional support by the James E. Robison Foundation.
Residencies: MA Scène Nationale, Pays de Montbéliard; le CND, un centre d’art pour la danse, Pantin; Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Tallahassee, Florida; EMPAC, Troy, NY.