Time: June 7, 2017 at 7:30pm to June 10, 2017 at 7:30pm
Location: Baryshnikov Arts Center
Street: 450 W 37th St #501, New York, NY 10018
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://bookofcloudsnyc.brownp…
Event Type: dance, performance
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: May 13, 2017
Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance presents Book of Clouds, a collaborative performance-installation contemplating the sublime sky, June 7 - 10, 2017 at Baryshnikov Arts Center, John Cage and Merce Cunningham Studio, 450 W. 37th Street (near Tenth Avenue), NYC. Performances: Wed-Fri at 7:30pm, with a free family workshop on Sat at 2pm and a performance-installation from 3-9pm. Tickets start at $10 and are available at 1-800-838-3006 or http://bookofcloudsnyc.brownpapertickets.com.
Jody Sperling, artistic director of Time Lapse Dance, collaborates with Vancouver-based visual artist Amy-Claire Huestis, and composer/ video artist Omar Zubair on Book of Clouds. The trio create a space for contemplating the skyscape. The work utilizes inventive light technologies, movement, and sonic composition to expand perceptions of time and space. Huestis engineers her own magic-lanterns (analog projection devices) and deploys them with her extraordinary hand-painted slides and slide-wheels depicting her recorded drawings of clouds, sun, moon, and Earth. Zubair designs the sonic environment, shaping rhythms of light and motion, and layering in video systems. Sperling navigates the site-scape of light and sound, adding a kinetic energy to the images and embodying the act of gazing.