Category Archives: Performances

Pixels in the Closet performance Oct. 26-27

Friday Oct. 26th and 27th will be the premiere of a new collaborative piece between myself and Abby Man-Yee Chan, choreographer and dancer Cai Ying at the Atlas Center in Boulder, CO. Denver artist Nichole Hongchang and I worked together for additional video footage of her ink drawings on rice paper.

Abby and Cai Ying have spent the last few weeks here in Denver planning the project and working with me to write software for the performance. We are working on some interesting ideas about childhood, modern life and technology. I’ve designed a playable Chinese board game that can be played by moving around on a floor projected image of the board. In addition, we will have a kinect controlled musical instrument that the dancers can control by their body motions. The choreography is amazing and our rehearsals at Redline and Workspace have been very productive. Looking forward to seeing this at the wonderful facilities of the Atlas Center.

Atlas Center Events Link

 

Mouse of Amherst

The Mouse of Amherst
adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires
A performance for children
Theatre on the Run, Arlington
Dec 4 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, Dec 5 at 1:00 pm

From the Jane Franklin Dance Company:

After a successful premier weekend in October, the show repeats featuring Bryan Leister?s gaming technology projections and original music by Paul Musso, Mark Sylvester and Steve Rogers. An unlikely friendship develops between Emily Dickinson and a lively mouse. Children learn that everyone can write about their feelings and even a mouse can create poetry. Adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires, this engaging new work will the spark imagination and delight children and adults.

Mouse of Amherst

Mouse

A piece that I recently completed for the Jane Franklin Dance company. Click on the image for a web version of the game with instructions for navigating through the piece. Using game engine technology I have created set animations and scenes, commonly referred to as ‘cut-scenes’. These are not pre-recorded animations, but are real-time motions where the outcome will never be the same twice.

I chose a stylized visual approach to blend with the dancers motions. A video is available from a recent Kennedy Center Millenium Stage performance.