This Fall 2020, SFU SCA repertory dancers go digital to create Interleaving, an online performance presenting 3 quarantine technique dances. All of the works in this performance were created remotely. We rehearsed and connected with one another through online platforms such as Zoom and Padlet. Dancers not only performed the choreography, but also often recorded themselves dancing, found locations to perform, and set up their spaces for a performance.
A common thread through all of the works featured in this performance is examining our changing relationships with ourselves and others during this era of COVID-19 and social upheaval. As many dance performances turn to online platforms, quarantine technique also puts into question the very nature of dance. What does it mean when our bodily connections and movement are mediated by technology?
We invite audience members to explore this question with us and to follow the SCA's Instagram and Interleaving Facebook event page for a behind-the-scenes look at our remote creation processes.
Artistic Director: Shannon Cuykendall
Choreography: Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Shannon Cuykendall, Emmalena Fredriksson
Dancers: Sydney Bluck, Nicole Dreher, Desiree James, Sarah Kennedy, Natalia Martineau, Myah McCarthy, Taylor Noel, Alexandra Pickrell, Roya Pishvaei, Bronwyn Pollock
Music: Sebastián Ortiz Cruz and Philippe Pasquier