Work in Progress​​

In dance, gravity is often associated with ascension / descension and dancer's connection with the floor. Su Wen-Chi is collaborating with physicist Diego Blas to embody the principle of gravity in dance/sound/light. During her residence at EMPAC / Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, SU and her collaborators explore how live interaction between a dancer, EMPAC’s Wave Field Synthesis Array, and light might open possibilities for illustrating the effects of gravity as floating and suspension in outer space.

Credit: 

Concept / Research lead: SU Wen-chi

Scientific Partner: Diego Blas

Choreography: Adam Weinert, SU Wen-chi

Dancer: Adam Weinert

Interactive Lighting: CHANG Huei-ming

Sound: WU Ping-sheng

3D imagery: HUANG Wei-hsuan

Project manager/ Stage coordination: WU Ke-yu

Curator: Ashley Ferro-Murray, Theater and Dance EMPAC

Project Manager: Ian Hamelin

Artist Services Coordinator: Dorothy Davila-Evans 

Administrator, Artist Contacts: Zhenelle Falk

Stage Technologies: Geoff Abbas

Lead Video: Eric Brucker

Lead Audio: Todd Vos

Audio Engineer: Jeffrey Svatek

Lighting: Michael Hanrahan

Networking / IT: Dave Bebb

Visiting artist on WFS: Bobby McElver 

 

Photos: Sara Griffith/EMPAC, YiLab.

Project supported by:

National Culture and Arts Foundation, TAIWAN.

EMPAC / Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. 

Special Thanks to: Arts@CERN

More info at EMPAC's website