PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century presents Bridgman|Packer Dance, Guggenheim Fellows in Choreography, who have pioneered and continue to push the boundaries of live performance and video technology. Now, they are inviting the audience to join them for their Video Playground. This engaging interactive installation allows participants to create their own video magic by playing with time, scale, juxtaposition, and shadow.
The Video Playground was developed over several years in conjunction with Bridgman|Packer Dance’s stage work that integrates live performance and video technology. While live video cameras capture the movements of the participants, their images are transformed into designs that are projected onto the walls of the PS21 black box theater through a computer processing program called Isadora.
With a wide-ranging musical playlist and mind-blowing visuals, the audience should come ready to have fun, no matter their age or whether they can boogie down or have two left feet. “The Video Playground is for everyone, all ages and non-dancer and dancer alike,” Bridgman says. “Sometimes it’s a party atmosphere, and sometimes it’s a deep and concentrated exploration of a human image being morphed into a new artistic reality…and everything in between.”
This event will also feature the screening of “Look Out,” a film by Bridgman|Packer Dance in collaboration with cinematographer Gavin Preuss, filmed entirely with a drone camera. The screening will be followed by a talk and Q & A with Bridgman, Packer, and Preuss, as well as a drone camera demonstration.
Saturday, March 30, 2019 / 3pm
Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets at the door: $15 Adults and $5 students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at PS21chatham.org
PS21: Black Box Theater
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037