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 behind.
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.