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NMD collaborates! Dance collides with post-rock band, technology, light installations, and over 30 performers!

Collide: An Evening of Collaborations

NobleMotion Dance is looking for support to produce, Collide: An Evening of Collaborations, that will perform at The Hobby Center's Zilka Hall in Houston, TX, September 6-7, 2013. The production will feature three NobleMotion premiers as well as audience favorite Photo Box D, a work done in collaboration with the late Jeremy Choate. New works will feature NobleMotion's dancers and include collaborations with light/technology artists, a live rock band, and guest dancers. 

Rachael Hutto & Joel Rivera / Photo: Lynn Lane
Rachael Hutto & Joel Rivera / Photo: Lynn Lane

The Grid - Technology and Light Collaboration

NobleMotion continues its ongoing collaboration with technology/light artist David J Deveau in a new work The Grid. A work under constant construction, The Grid manipulates twelve 4x8 foot movable walls and utilizes real-time projection design to shape perilous environments such as shrinking rooms, cliff side drop-offs, and cat-n-mouse mazes. An emotionally charged and chaotic work, The Grid combines NobleMotion’s flare for the surreal with thoughtful story telling.

Shohei Iwahama & Danielle Gonzaba / Photo: Lynn Lane
Shohei Iwahama & Danielle Gonzaba / Photo: Lynn Lane

With All Your Might - Music Collaboration

With All Your Might brings My Education’s post-rock sound to the stage as they perform live with NobleMotion Dance. The six-member band composed an original score that utilizes black box recordings from an airplane crash and augments them into unrecognizable haunting tones. With All Your Might plays with time by starting the dance in the middle and slowly works both forwards and backwards to blur the lines between memory and reality.

Maelstrom - Testosterone Collaboration

Maelstrom is an intense and athletic dance for 15 men that questions man’s role in society. Imagine “Fight Club” meets contemporary dance; it is all testosterone! Maelstrom takes some of the top contemporary male dancers in Houston and puts them on stage together to duke it out. We have eleven additional dancers representing some of the various companies in Houston joining the men of NobleMotion for this “Beast Mode” collaboration.

Photo: Lynn Lane
Photo: Lynn Lane

Photo Box D - Light Installation Collaboration

Photo Box D, NobleMotion’s first collaboration with light artist Jeremy Choate, is a mysterious dance that gives new meaning to now you see it, now you don’t. Dance critic Nancy Wozny stated, “I gasped when these daredevils careened into night, fearlessly leaping into the void. The experience gave new meaning to coming out of nowhere.” Critic Neil Ellis Orts exclaimed, “we were treated to a fascinating play of light, shadows, and the human form.” This performance of Photo Box D will mark the one-year passing of Jeremy Choate. NobleMotion is honored to share his light with audiences once again.

Jesus Acosta & Shohei Iwahama / Photo: Lynn Lane
Jesus Acosta & Shohei Iwahama / Photo: Lynn Lane

Nancy Wozny, a dance critic and writer for Arts+Culture Magazine met up with NobleMotion Dance's artistic directors with a few question about "Collide". 

Check it out here: http://artsandculturehouston.com/dancing-in-the-dark/

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Collaborating is incredibly exciting and can have unforeseen outcomes. That is part of the fun! But, the risks increase exponentially. By incorporating live music, light installations, technology, and over 30 performers, we have created a lot of challenges for this performance. This is why we constantly brainstorm, making sure all of the elements are considered and prepare for the unforeseeable.

We have an outstanding collaborative team of seasoned top notched artists. All of us know how to respond in the moment. We have a clear vision, listen to each other, and always make our decisions based on what is best for the work. Any challenge that comes our way, we will be able to solve. After all, our dancers have learned to dance in the dark. Anything is possible!

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