Who: Peiling Kao - dancer, choreographer
When: January 18th, 2013 at 8pm and January 19th, 2013 at 3:30pm and 8pm
Where: Temescal Arts Center
Taiwanese Choreographer/ Dance Peiling Kao presents, “Imprint”. “Imprint” aims to unite choreographer and musician under a common score and explore how modalities of choreography and composition connect and overlap, evoking a new way of creating for artists and a new experience of seeing for audiences. This evening reflects the vision of Kao’s idea to explore new ways for choreographer and musicians to collaborate with each other on equal footing.
In addition to original modern based dance choreography by Peiling Kao, the performances will include collaborations with visual artist and composer, Gretchen Jude, and musicians, Jordan Glenn, Jason Hoopes, Daniel Steffey, Christina Stanley and Christopher Clara Brasseur.
Tickets are available via: Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. $15-$20 sliding scale
“Imprint” transcends its personal origins, bridging the intimate and the public. It sheds light on the ways artists of different media can work together, transcending boundaries of form and genre. ”Imprint” provides audiences the opportunity to engage with the artwork through different artistic mediums (visual art, dance, sound) and to consider how images might interact with and inspire dance and music. The project is an extended exploration of distance and mediation. How do human beings maintain personal intimacy over physical distances? How do artists collaborate despite differences in media/material?
Rather than either choosing music that inspired her before she made the dance, or inviting musicians to make music when the dance was already created, Kao uses a visual score to act as a unifying element outside both (time-based) genres. In order to achieve this effect, the composer and visual artist Gretchen Jude provided a third (visual) mode, creating on a postcard pair a single image designed to elicit a time-based response in both music and movement. The postcard diptych was then separated, with one half sent to the choreographer Peiling Kao and the other sent to a musician. The choreographer and musician then each create a single work in response to the image on their postcard. Eventually the postcard pair is rejoined in the context of a performance. Eight postcard compositions have been created and sent by one composer to one choreographer from rural Japan in summer 2011 and 2012.
Original choreography created by Peiling Kao. The dancers are Janet Das, Peiling Kao, Nadia Oka, Ashley Trottier, and Rajendra Serber. Graphic Score is by Gretchen Jude. Musicians are Jordan Glenn, Jason Hoopes, Gretchen Jude, Daniel Steffey, Christina Stanley, and Christopher Clara Brasseur. Additionally, the video artist is Les Stuck, and the photographer is Carly Hoopes.