BIPED

2005, 48:14 min, color, sound

The décor for BIPED is an exploration into the possibilities of motion capture technology. The movements (but not the physical appearances) of the dancers were transposed into digital images. Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar collaborated with Merce Cunningham to make a new piece of virtual choreography. The dancers involved in the motion capture process were Jared Phillips, Jeannie Steels, and Robert Swinston. — Merce Cunningham Trust

Director: Charles Atlas. Producer: MK2 Charles Gillibert & NADA. Designers: Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser. Lighting: Aaron Copp. Costumes: Suzanne Gallo. Music: Gavin Bryars. Dancers: Lisa Boudreau, Thomas Caley, Holley Farmer, Maydelle Fason, Jean Freebury, David Kulick, Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Glen Rumsey, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steale, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien. Special Thanks: Myriam Bloedé, Marie Etchegoyen, Béatrice Haranger, Guillaume Heintzmann, Mathilde Henrot, Bénédicte Pesle, Aline Sasson, Florence Stern, Laura Vermorel, Liane Willemont, Mary Ann Zimmer. A Coproduction of the Cunningham Dance Foundation, Inc. & INA --- Merce Cunningham Trust

 
 

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