Pulse will present "FIVE POINTS" on December 15-17, 2011 at the historic Merce Cunningham
Studios in NYC. Tickets are ONLY available in advance, which you can get here. Our second collaboration with Take Dance, FIVE POINTS "showcases an omnivorous collection of 'synaesthesia', i.e. an exploration of the potential mash-up of the senses including touch, sound, vision, etc…" Representing five distinct points of view, each piece is by five different choreographers of TAKE Dance (Kristen Arnold, Jill Echo, Kile Hotchkiss, Milan Misko, and Takehiro Ueyama) set to new post-classical/jazz music by the five different composers of Pulse (Jamie Begian, Melissa Dunphy, Joseph C. Phillips, Jr., JC Sanford, and Joshua Shneider) performed by five musicians of Pulse (Chris Reza, woodwinds; Ana Milosavljevic, violin/Viper; Hannah Levinson, viola; Mariel Roberts, cello; Jacob Garchik, accordion, laptop, trombone).
From our press release:
FIVE POINTS is a true marriage of contemporary dance and music inspired by the senses and synesthesia – people’s different perceptions on reality. In Summer Collection 2012, choreographer Takehiro Ueyama pairs up with composer Melissa Dunphy to examine the deceiving sense of vision. Influenced by Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” painting, it takes a look at the blurry line between beauty and terror. Choreographer Kile Hotchkiss brings together six female dancers in The Substance of Things Unseen, an exploration of the science of Cymatics, the visual and physical impact of sound upon matter. The music of Joseph C.Phillips, Jr., creates "adventitious synesthesia", altering personal perceptions and amplifying an integrated state of mind.
The third piece, From Over Here, brings together choreographer Milan Misko and composer Jamie Begian. Instead of probing the actual senses, they’re probing the brain and how it processes sensations out of normal context such as mystery, confusion and enlightening analogies. In Views from the Inside, composer JC Sanford questions the universal truth through the usage of a “sonic palette.” Staged for seven dancers and choreographed by Jill Echo, the recurring ‘sonic palette’ evolves, leaving the dancers to question their own individual truths. Finally, unclearly departed investigates phantom limb syndrome - the sensation of an amputated or missing limb still being attached to the body and capable of moving. Featuring choreography by KristenArnold and music by Joshua Shneider, the piece delves into the intersection of science and art and the aspects of human resilience in response to a physical change.
We need your help to make this project happen. We have a Kickstarter fundraising campaign that we are trying to raise $4000 to allow us to realize this incredible project. Hope you can help and/or hope to see you at one of the shows!