ZviDance creates a passionate vision of community in the modern age. The company’s works draw their energy from the waves of change across civilizations. A collaborative alliance among artists, the company’s works celebrate diversity by melding movement genres. Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance continues its year-long 20th Anniversary celebration with the World Premiere of ZOOM, the company’s most ambitious work to date, April 7-10 2010, at Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th Street, New York, NY 10011. Performances: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturday at 2pm. Tickets: 0 (6 for students, seniors and members), available at www.dtw.org or by phone at (212) 924-0077.
ZOOM integrates dance, cell phones, video projection, a real-time web interface and live music. Conceived by Zvi Gotheiner and his artistic team, ZOOM shatters the wall between audience and performers, creating a new interactive performanceenvironment. During performances of ZOOM, audience members take cell phone photos and text them to the visual designer, who projects them as real-time video collages. Text messages between audience and performers are projected in an exhilarating real-time dialogue. Without the use of words, the audience crosses the proscenium to take close-ups of the performers, finding themselves in a radically different relationship to the creative process. Appropriate for children ages ten and up.
Video design by Tal Yarden, composition and live music by Scott Killian, lighting design by Mark London and costume design by Liz Prince.
Dancers: Aaron Carr, Kuan Hui Chew, Alison Brigham Clancy, Samantha Harvey, Barbara Koch, Kyle Lang, Rommel Salveron, Ying-Ying Shiau, Jocelyn Tobias and Robert M. Valdez, Jr.