Charles Atlas/Rashaun Mitchell/Silas Riener
An inventive exploration of the relationship between the human form and technology, presented in two distinct acts.
To open the show, an astonishing 3D film with vividly contrasting chapters in which movement and setting fuse seamlessly. Space is transformed in imagined and hybrid worlds through manipulating the size and shape of the dancers’ bodies and the audience’s proximity to them.
For the second part, a live performance is captured by multiple cameras onstage; the footage mixed and projected onto a translucent screen, offering various perspectives of the crisp, intricate and innovative choreography.
Tesseract is an ambitious work by choreographic duo Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (former Merce Cunningham Dance Company dancers), together with pioneering video artist Charles Atlas (who was a long term collaborator of Merce Cunningham). Inspired by science fiction and time travel, and experimental in form and technique, it is rich in psychedelic, potent, disorientating and hypnotic images.