Capturing the sensation of existing between fixed states by considering our infinite plasticity.
Through, dedicated to our teachers and the teachers of our teachers, considers our infinite plasticity and captures the sensation of existing between fixed states. Created in collaboration with an ensemble of eleven Dance majors at The University of California, Irvine the work premiered on Dance Visions at Irvine Barclay Theater in February 2020. The original score, composed by Aaron Chavez with the sound design and audio engineering of Garrett Gagnon, draws on contemporary and classical influences as well as Persian and Indian traditions. Chavez constructed each time signature to be felt in an overall common 4 or 8 beat pulse (4/4) though these pulses are subdivided into 11 speed (32nd note undecuplets) and 5 speed (16th note quintuplets). The layered polyrhythmic structures of Indian Tihais or Moras signify a section's resolve.
Original music funded by milkleaf with fiscal sponsorship by Unique Projects, Inc., a non-profit organization administered by Pentacle (DanceWorks, Inc.).
Premiere: Irvine Barclay Theatre, February 2020 Choreography: Charlotte Griffin in collaboration with the dancers Dancers: Sergio Camacho, Karalyn Doolaege, Nola Gibson, Lauren Gresens, Isabella Harris, Sarah Kroll, Katherine Lingle, Kent Shinomae, Claire Simmons, Bailey Spelman, Katie Walsh Understudies: Audrey Burton, Stefanie Goodenberger, Janelah Villanueva Composer: Aaron Chavez Sound Designer and Audio Engineer: Garrett Gagnon Lighting Designer: Avery Reagan Costume Designer: Elizabeth Cox Duration: 16:00 minutes
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