Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Secrets I Never Told My Mother

Some of you may remember I wrote about an experimental art installation Secrets I Never Told My Mother back in August. That workshopped installation by LeahWilksDance and HaaStudios was a really fantastic work of art and I hope that many of you got out to see it.

For the past few months the piece has continued development and this weekend is being shown at the Trotter Building (410 West Geer Street). The final product is an art and performance piece that involves audio recordings, video, and dance. It runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00pm and is $10 advance and $15 at the door. Tickets here

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Based on interviews collected by choreographer Leah Wilks, “Secrets I Never Told My Mother” uses video design, audio documentary, and the movement of five dancers to explore the practice of secret- keeping, and the societal expectations and human reasoning that accompany it.

“Secrets I Never Told My Mother” has been collaboratively developed by choreographer Leah Wilks and a quintet of Triangle-based professional dancers (Nicola Bullock, Erin Casanega,Toni Craige, Lindsay Grey Leonard, and Meg Ralston-Asumendi)  over a months-long process. Initially inspired by audio interviews, the soundscape incorporates snippets of these interviews with original music composed and recorded by Kaitlin Houlditch-Fair, Adam Lindquist, Will Ridenour and Elysse Thebner. 

Augmenting the live performance is a stunning projection design by video artist Jon Haas, using the cutting-edge projection software ‘Isadora.’ This new technology allows for innovative interactivity between live performance and digital design, and the projection design has been developed in tandem with the choreography.

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