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Created by DD Dorvillier, Thomas Dunn, Sébastien Roux, Katerina Andreou, and Walter Dundervill, Extra Shapes is a dance event, a musical concert, and a light show – laid out like a giant slice of Neapolitan ice cream on The Kitchen's floor. Featuring autonomous simultaneous scores for dancers, loudspeakers, and lights, the piece consists of a 17-minute sequence repeated three times – the audience changing seats with each iteration. Extra Shapes plays with the affinities and antipathies between sound (strawberry), light (vanilla), and movement (chocolate), and is completed by the changing audience perspective, and the accumulation of their radical shifts in perception. Organized by Matthew Lyons as part of “ From Minimalism into Algorithm.”
March 25, 28, 29 at 8pm
March 26 at 5pm and 8pm
The Kitchen's presentation of DD Dorvillier: Extra Shapes is made possible with support from Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and National Endowment for the Arts.
Extra Shapes by DD Dorvillier/ human future dance corps was commissioned by EMPAC / Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. A Creative Capital project, it has also received lead support from MAP Fund, DRAC Île-de-France, Fonds SACD Musique de Scène, and the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (funded, in part, by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation). Additional support by the James E. Robison Foundation, MA Scène Nationale, Pays de Montbéliard, LE CND, un centre d’art pour la danse, and Honolulu in Nantes, France.
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