Music: Run Lola Run Introduction
Guest Artist Repertory – Brighton Dance Festival
Performed at Festival Finale, August, 2017
Taking inspiration from the German movie Run Lola Run, in which a sequence in the lives of the characters is played out three times with subtle variations in timing that yield very different results, I set out to make this 6-dancer work as a study in theme and variation. One dancer comes into the space and performs a solo phrase. She then restarts the phrase, but a second dancer enters, altering the trajectory and reaching a new conclusion. And the phrase initiates a third time (by a new dancer facing upstage) as two other dancers enter to change the course of things again.
Recordings with my GoPro camera in the studio gave me footage I manipulated and distorted to create projected videos that accompanied the dance.
My solo iSelf was selected as one of eight finalists for the Michigan Choreography Award in Fall 2017. I performed the solo at Michigan Dance Day on October 6.
I utilize a live camera feed and the multi-media presentation software Isadora to present multiple versions of my dancing body on a screen stage right.
Choreography and Performance: Sean Hoskins & Molly Paberzs
Music: Eric Andrew Kuhn
Text: Sean Hoskins, Recorded by Sean & Molly
Video projection: Sean Hoskins
This duet came from seed ideas generated from two other pieces earlier in the year that were never performed and ultimately scrapped. With an activist bent, movement solos were constructed separately – which was an intended design choice in order to establish two different identities to the clash together. Duet parts were structures determined through investigations in rehearsal.
Dancers: Sean Hoskins & Emma Seidel
Filmed at Betty Pease Studio Theater, Ann Arbor, MI
Screened at Third Century Expo, Oct. 26-28, 2017
I created this screendance for the unique 5-screen Pop-Up Projection Pavilion created by Peter Sparling. The Third Century Screens competition solicited entries from alumni, faculty, and students at the University of Michigan during the University’s Bicentennial year, and I designed a project for this format.
Recording in a dance studio with lighting from two booms allowed the dancers to appear from and retreat into the darkness, devoid of specific setting. I utilized this in order to have my screendance focus on the composition across and between the screens. I recorded using a Canon XF-200 camera
I had the great opportunity to be involved in this year’s Brighton Dance Festival as a performer, teacher, and choreographer. I took part in the opening night performance, which showcases dance work by the BDF faculty and showed my new solo iSelf in which I dance with a projected manipulated live feed of myself.
During the following festival week, I taught Modern Technique in a morning session to the advanced dancers, and created a new dance for seven dancers which I called Play It.
I’m very thankful to Kathy King and the committed, enthusiastic students at the festival who showed themselves to be hungry to learn and engage with new material.
I had the great pleasure of being invited to present and perform as part of Intermitten 2016, a conference aimed at exploring innovation and creativity in relation to technology. My talk was highlighted here, and I performed my solo iSelf at the Pop-In, held at the Ann Arbor Arts Center.