Tripping the Light Fantastic
Tripping the Light Fantastic invites the audience to engage with current interactive technology to choreograph their own Screendance experience. As people activate copper conductive ribbons by touch, videos of dancers leaping, floating, and twisting in the air are triggered in realtime and projected on a large-scale. The participant's movements act as a composer, activating the dancers movements in this chromatic, time altering, and gravity-free universe of color, light, and sound. Screendance hybridizes filmic works and movement to evoke a new relationship between dance and moving images that is intricately intertwined and functions as one singular work. Tripping the Light Fantastic takes it a step further in that each Screendance created is ephemeral, disappearing with the end of every interaction and reappearing in a new form with the next participant.