art | embodiment | cognition | networks | post-humanism | crypto
Time: May 26, 2023 at 7:30pm to June 4, 2023 at 7pm
Location: The Cherry Arts
Street: 102 Cherry St, Ithaca, NY 14850
Website or Map: https://thecherry.org/e-motio…
Event Type: dance
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick
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Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company presents e-Motion, an intermission-less program-length dance from May 26 to June 4, 2023 at The Cherry Arts, 102 Cherry Street, Ithaca, NY and everywhere online. Tickets for in-person performances are $35 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, and livestream tickets are $20. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit thecherry.org/e-motion. The livestream will be edited in real time from a three-camera shoot, designed for the screen. A video teaser is available at https://vimeo.com/807263879.
Award-winning choreographer Daniel Gwirtzman collaborates with award-winning playwright Saviana Stanescu for a piece that explores artificial intelligence, neuroscience and what it means to be human in a digital age. Gwirtzman creates a physical interpretation of Stanescu's mind-bending text that brings conceptual ideas deep into the human body. The genre of the 45-minute work is dance and lives as a hybridized form, where dance meets theater. The score is primarily text, augmented by previously unheard music composed by the late Jeff Story, the Company's longtime musical collaborator who passed away unexpectedly last April.
The narrative, accessible piece – an extended duet performed by Gwirtzman and Company dancer Sarah Hillmon – depicts a creator and a product. Which is which? Referencing Frankenstein of Mary Shelley's imagination, this researcher is a neuroscientist and (unlike Shelley's scientist), a woman. The narrative follows the presentation of the AI creature, for scholarly and public consumption. Our protagonist has worked for decades to arrive at this moment. The big launch. Experiments and demonstrations are given. What could go wrong?
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