Piece for a Northern Sky (2016)

Photo by Filip Wolak - Polar Rhythms 2

CHOROEGRAPHY/PERFORMANCE: Jody Sperling
MAGIC-LANTERN PROJECTION DESIGN: Amy-Claire Huestis
VIDEO PROJECTION DESIGN: Omar Zubair
MUSIC COMPOSITION & PERFORMANCE: Matthew Burtner

Piece for a Northern Sky is a multi-pronged collaboration between dancer-choreographer Jody Sperling, visual artist Amy-Claire Huestis, video artist Omar Zubair and composer Matthew Burtner. In this work,¬†Huestis and¬†Zubair mix magic-lantern projections with a live video feed to suggest an interstellar environment for Sperling’s dance. Burtner’s score layers vortices of sound, while Sperling finds transcendence in an extended whirling passage. Total time: 13 minutes