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Utilizing a transparent, inflatable world, this contemporary dance piece explores the impact of social media on relationships
Utilizing a transparent, inflatable world, this contemporary dance piece explores the impact of social media on relationships
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Printz Dance Project will present GLASSlands May 4th-6th at Z Space in San Francisco...A contemporary dance exploration of proximity, visibility, technology and intimacy.  

As human, face-to-face interaction is dismantled and technology-driven encounters become more pervasive, how is our ability to communicate and connect really impacted?  If communication is continuously filtered through a screen, and feelings are transmitted on two separate sides of glass encased devices, what affect does that have on emotion and on our ability to both listen and be heard?  How do we create true intimacy and make personal imprints on one another if there is always a swath of plastic between us?

This new, evening–length work will invite audiences to engage with a transparent, inflatable world envisioned by choreographer/director Stacey Printz and set designer Sean Riley.  The set pieces are large pod-like structures, or “bubble rooms” that will inhabit Z Space, SF providing a plastic world that dancers will populate and explore. Additionally, plastic “filters” hang in the space and inflatable furniture further rounds out the experience. 

The audiences at this show fundamentally become the voyeurs and as they watch vignettes unfold – they witness what happens when two dancers duet with out being able to touch, or observe a large group of dancers in one pod while one dancer is left outside.  Perhaps we watch two dancers in different pods trying to “communicate” but through the veil of these clear igloo-like structures.

The theme for this show, along with our design for the theatrical world that we will create, feels timely.  It feels like the investigation of technology as it affects interpersonal relationships is already threading itself into our day-to-day existence, but has yet to be fully unpackaged.  We love the idea of sparking dialogue and inquiry both among the dancers and the audience by offering questions – not necessarily offering a conclusion or definitive answer.   As our country continues to be in a period of upheaval, it feels exceedingly important to make art that shines a light on our shared experiences. 

Your support will go towards production costs, dancer pay and the costs of these special set pieces. We appreciate every and all donation! THANK YOU

WHO'S INVOLVED

Conceived by: Stacey Printz + Sean Riley

Choreographer/Director: Stacey Printz

Set Design: Sean RIley

Lighting Design: Wolfgang Wachalovsky

Assistant Director: Jenni Bregman

Dancers/Creative Collaborators: Suzy Myre, Katie Wong, Louis Acquisto, Jenni Bregman, Sadie Carhart, Corey Brady, Camryn Kelly, Kim Holt, Jorge Vazquez and Stacey Printz

Costumes: Jamielyn Duggan

Photos by: Jeff Zender

Video Footage and Edit: Alexis Keenan

PDP Board of Directors:Jason Fenske, Jaime Bardacke, Meika Rouda, Jenny DeRuntz, Barb Kelly, Brian Kamps

ABOUT PRINTZ DANCE PROJECT 

Printz Dance Project (PDP) is a San Francisco-based contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of Stacey Printz.  Made up of  a stellar group of contemporary and jazz based dancers with varied training backgrounds, the company has performed shows in Stacey’s renowned, eclectic, multi-genre style across the US and abroad for 16 years. PDP creates musically driven, visceral dance pieces that integrate themes centered around the human experience - looking at relationships, sociological patterns, and love.  

  

Risks and challenges

With an amazing development residency under our belt, we are deep in the rehearsal process building this show. Decisions about final set design, lighting, costumes and story are evolving daily. While we are confident we will see this to fruition, we know it takes a village... So we need all of YOU in order to breath life into this exciting project!

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