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with Cassandra took place at the University of
Oldenberg, Germany on March 11 and in Krakow Poland
on March 17, 2000.
in Germany and Poland I choreographed and performed
Travels with Cassandra, a fifty-five minute
work including dance, music and video. Processed dance
imagery which was projected in the performance space
and manipulated in real time in response to the live
performers. This processed imagery was developed from
choreography created prior to the tour (original choreography
developed on dancers Anna Kaiser, Tim Wilson and Maya
Elbaum at UC, Irvine before image processing). Jennifer
Brown, a UCI undergraduate at the time, joined me on
the tour and performed in Travels with Cassandra.
Two actors and one ballet dancer from Krakow Poland
joined our ensemble two days before the performance.
Approximately half of the finished piece was structured
improvisation, meaning that at times the dance was improvised
and at other times the music or video manipulation was
improvised. These images were taken with digital video
camera during rehearsal/workshop sessions while exploring
ways to synchronize and find counterpoint between projected
imagery, live performers and music. Also see the Cassandra
1997 web album.