[Chatham, NY] – PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century presents Bridgman|Packer Dance, Guggenheim Fellows in Choreography, who have pioneered and continue to push the boundaries of live performance and video technology. Now, they are inviting the audience to join them on Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m. for their Video Playground. This engaging interactive installation allows participants to create their own video magic by playing with time, scale, juxtaposition, and shadow. This event will be held inside PS21’s Black Box Theater, Tickets and further information can be found at ps21chatham.org.
The Video Playground was developed over several years in conjunction with Bridgman|Packer Dance’s stage work that integrates live performance and video technology. While live video cameras capture the movements of the participants, their images are transformed into designs that are projected onto the walls of the PS21 black box theater through a computer processing program called Isadora.
“Over the years we've collected a number of video processing concepts that we used to morph peoples' images into a wide range of projection designs,” says Art Bridgman, who along with Myrna Packer makes up Bridgman|Packer Dance. “We've gathered these processing ideas plus some that we developed in rehearsal, and put them into the Video Playground. We invite the public to explore and have fun playing with how their images transform into wild designs.”
With a wide-ranging musical playlist and mind-blowing visuals, the audience should come ready to have fun, no matter their age or whether they can boogie down or have two left feet. “The Video Playground is for everyone, all ages and non-dancer and dancer alike,” Bridgman says. “Sometimes it's a party atmosphere, and sometimes it's a deep and concentrated exploration of a human image being morphed into a new artistic reality...and everything in between.”
This event will also feature the screening of “Look Out,” a film by Bridgman|Packer Dance in collaboration with cinematographer Gavin Preuss, filmed entirely with a drone camera. The screening will be followed by a talk and Q & A with Bridgman, Packer, and Preuss, as well as a drone camera demonstration.
You won’t want to miss this extraordinary and transformative (literally and figuratively) event that is like none you’ve ever experienced. Advance tickets for Bridgman|Packer Dance Video Playground and Talk/Demonstration with Gavin Preuss Film on Saturday, March 30, at 3 p.m. are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets at the door: $15 Adults and $5 students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at PS21chatham.org, or at the door. For more information about this event or any other, please visit ps21chatham.org or call (518) 392-6121. The PS21 Black Box Theater is located at 2980 Route 66 Chatham, NY.
Advance tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets at the door: $15 A
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
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