Next Wave Festival: Tesseract at BAM Harvey Theater
BAM Harvey Theaterhttp://www.bam.org/dance/2017/tesseract
651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Choreographic duo Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener present the fruit of their years-long collaboration with pioneering video artist (and fellow Merce Cunningham Dance Company alumnus) Charles Atlas, a fearlessly inventive exploration of the body’s three dimensions, in two parts.
The evening opens with a transportive 3D dance film, split into six vividly rendered chapters. Fusing experimental cinematography with otherworldly set and costume design, each section presents a saturated choreographic vision where movement and mise-en-scène seamlessly come together. After a highly orchestrated set transformation, six dancers in gauzy mesh jumpsuits take the stage, carving out crisp, playful, intricate patterns behind a mammoth translucent scrim. Captured by Steadicam and manipulated by Atlas as it unfolds, their hypnotic movement is projected back onto itself as a haunting digital specter. —BAM
Music by Fennesz and Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa)
Lighting design by Davison Scandrett