BAM Next Wave Festival: Charles Atlas / Rashaun Mitchell / Silas Riener present TERRESECT
Dec 13—Dec 16, 2017
Dance | Film
Charles Atlas / Rashaun Mitchell / Silas Riener
Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival
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.
Music by Fennesz and Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa)
Lighting design by Davison Scandrett
Photo: Mick Bello
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