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Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener: Tesseract
November 30, 2017 • 8:30 pm PST
“[Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener] don’t just break the rules. They break them in a new way each time.” –Dance Magazine
“One of the most technically ambitious dance recordings ever made…” —The Art Newspaper
“The multidisciplinary Tesseract explores queer identity through the lens of science fiction.” —Chicago Reader
The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series
Virtuosic movement is experienced through heightened new dimensions in this daring collaboration between two former Merce Cunningham dancers and an iconic filmmaker expanding the corporeal and digital realms. The thrilling result is a live dance/technology hybrid featuring seven dancers and 3-D video that weaves together dance, sci-fi futurism, and live film segments. New perceptions of bodies in motion emerge as the powerfully physical and precise choreography of Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener is mixed and projected live by trailblazing video artist Charles Atlas. Ways of seeing evolve in real time as the camera tilts, shifts, and expands, creating transformative new perspectives of human movement in space and time.
Funded in part by generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.