Soaking WET

February 1-4, 2018
West End Theater
263 West 86th Street (bet Broadway & West End Avenue)

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As part of a shared program presenting works by four different choreographers, Jody Sperling collaborates with cellist/architect Scott Johnson and algorithm/projection designer Sergey Pigach for a new performance project entitled “Sound Study.” The three began their collaboration during an Impact Artist Residency sponsored by Human Impacts Institute in fall 2017. The trio investigates the atmospheric vibrations of the performance space. Sperling reformulates her Loie Fuller “apparatus” as a sonic instrument to shape rhythms of whipping wind. Johnson deconstructs the cello’s capabilities, exploring its percussive qualities and breath-like dimensions to play off of Sperling’s sounds and movements. Pigach developed an algorithm that responds in real-time to the sounds generated by dancer and cellist with light-and-image projections.

The other choreographers featured on the program are Angharad Davies, Victor Lozano, David Parker.

Thursday, February 1 – 8:30pm
Friday, February 2 – 8:30pm
Saturday, February 3 – 8:30pm
Sunday, February 4 – 2pm