PLAF Partnership | August 4 – 16, 2009
Canuso developed a work she
defined as a genre-bending exploration of dance, installation and cinema
inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges. The theme of the project was the
cinematic notion of a “take” – that is multiple iterations of the same scene. “With
TAKES we’ll embrace the forking paths
of a given moment, offering the live unfolding and refolding of human exchange
and a series of perspectives from which to view it.” Canuso and collaborators worked to create
an interactive environment that collected and reincorporated the lost gestures,
ideas, and outtakes of a dance, weaving together that which is often left
TAKES premiered September 3-18, 2010 at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Philadelphia PA. This partnership project was supported in part by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance.
Collaborators in Residence: Lars Jan [media artist + director], Beau Hancock [performer], Matt Mellinger [lighting designer], Mike Kiley [musician] and KT Niehoff [supporting collaborator]. Slideshow photos by Kathryn Noletto Felis and Al Hall.