PREMIERE: June 27, 2013 at Danspace Project
LENGTH: 25 minutes
CHOREOGRAPHY: Jody Sperling
ORIGINAL DANCERS: Sarah Chien, Alissa Fendley, Maya Orchin, Jody Sperling Krissy Tate & Chriselle Tidrick
MUSIC: Brooks Williams & Beo Morales
COSTUMES: Mary Jo Mecca
TEXTILE PAINTING: Gina Nagy Burns
LIGHTING: David Ferri
Jody Sperling’s Time-Lapse Fantasy envisions a mythic journey through past, present and future. “Past” imagines an ancestral tribe of women weaving their way through a world thick with spirits. In her solo “Present,” Sperling suspends the moment as she swirls an enormous cape adorned with concentric rings (painstakingly hand-painted on white silk by Gina Nagy Burns, pictured above). In “Future,” five dancers whirl their way to transcendence. The stylish costumes are designed by Mary Jo Mecca. The original score is by Bessie Award-winning composer Brooks Williams and his partner Beo Morales.
The creation of this work was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council & is made possible in party with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.