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 Steele, and Robert Swinston. — Merce Cunningham Trust

Director: Charles Atlas. Producer: NADA, INA, and the Cunningham Dance Foundation, Inc. Designers: Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser. Lighting: Aaron Copp. Costumes: Suzanne Gallo. Music: Gavin Bryars. Dancers: Cédric Andrieux, Lisa Boudreau, Thomas Caley, Holley Farmer, Maydelle Fason, Jean Freebury, David Kulick, Koji Mizuta, Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, 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 NADA, INA, & the Cunningham Dance Foundation, Inc.


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