A dance project that explores the how color in light changes our perception.
A dance project that explores the how color in light changes our perception. Read more
I've always been deeply fascinated with the effect color has on perception. From my earliest work in theater to the pop-up stores I've lit this year, color is always at the forefront of my mind when it comes to lighting design.
So I started thinking about how I might explore color with more specificity and more depth. I started sketching out ideas for everything from living statues uplit with different colors all the way to a pop-up dance project. I spoke with an old friend and collaborator Becky Radway, who just so happens to be an amazing dancer and choreographer. She mentioned that Triskelion Arts was accepting submissions for its festival themed on collaboration. We put together a proposal and got accepted.
So what was an abstract idea is now a concrete project. Two dancers of similar build will wear all white and be separated in white spaces. They will perform identical choreography in unison to original music. What will be differ between them is the color palette they each will be lit in.
That palette will be full of warm tones for one dancer while the other will move through a cooler palette. The audience will be invited to share their perceptions before and after the performance via social media and in the theater.
The ultimate hope is that the notion of actively discovering color in light will lead to a deeper consideration of color choices and a wider use of colored light in design. We also hope that our performance at Triskelion is the just the beginning of explore light and color through dance.
So we need your help to make this first version of Discover Color a reality. In order to create the experience we want for our audience we need lighting equipment, some scenic elements, costumes, music and time rehearse. In order to defray the costs of these elements we're hoping for your help. Your pledges will directly pay for:
* Rental of lighting equipment
* Scenic materials and construction
* Rehearsal space
Thanks so much for your support! With your help we can make an amazing and enduring piece that explore color and light and how they can create whole new worlds of experience.
- (21 days)