"Landing/Place was just wonderful: I loved almost every bit."
York Times, 2005
"Landing/Place is a multimedia symphony with waves of stunning, captivating images."
Columbus Dispatch, 2005
Landing/Place concerns the impact of the unfamiliar alongside the
everyday (picture any collision of images that tells you you're not at
home). One's presence in a known landscape is a kind of self-portrait,
and the lively exchange of competing ideas of "place" is at the heart
of our social interaction. With dance for the camera, interactive
digital media and live performance, Landing/Place explores sensory,
spatial and cultural dislocation, the yearning towards order in the
apprehension of difference (is there an emotional experience that can
be quantified? Is there a technology in how I see what I see?). After
premiering in 2005,
Landing/Place, choreographed and directed by Bebe
Miller, was performed through 2007 by Jeanine Durning, Kathleen Fisher,
Angie Hauser, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Darrell Jones, David Thomson and
Keith Thompson with live music by Albert Mathias. Lighting design is by
Michael Mazzola, dramaturgy by Talvin Wilks, digital animation by Vita
Berezina-Blackburn, and video design by Maya Ciarrocchi. Contributing
dance artists include Sarah Gamblin, Ted Johnson and Karl Rogers.
For Landing/Place the space is configured with upstage and downstage
scrims carrying large scale media projections. These two views display
real-time manipulated video and digital animations. The projections act
in conversation with the dance and present images that conjure mood,
place, and temporality.
Landing/Place was co-commissioned by the Wexner Center for the
Performing Arts, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center of the University
of Maryland, the Bates Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, and
Danspace Project. Between Fall 2005 and Summer 2007 it was presented at
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, The Wexner Center for the Arts,
The Dance Center at Columbia College, Dance Theater Workshop, REDCAT in
Los Angeles, CA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Mahaiwe Performing
Arts Center, Portland, OR's PICA, Middlebury College, Weber State
University, Crash Arts/Boston ICA and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
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