Zoe Dance puts technology on stage, on trial in ‘I Am Here Now’ starting Friday
The image of serene, balletic dance gets a dramatic remix in Zoe Dance’s “I Am Here Now,” in which the 12-year-old troupe uses video projections and even laser writing to emphasize the fractured, distracted way we live.
Called “a multimedia dance portrait,” the show features performances by MaryRose Blandino, Caroline Carbo, Romina de los Santos, Gina Masciarelli, Arthur Moore, Kathleen Nasti, Lonnie Stanton, Andrea Denise Rios, Yuka Takahashi and Mary Teuscher.
Callie Chapman Korn, who choreographed “I Am Here Now” as well as creating its projections and dancing in it, said she wanted to look at the damage modern distractions inflict on people’s spirits.
“Our focus is taken from one stimulus to another,” she said, “until the silence and darkness is no longer there – or is very uncomfortable.”
Zoe Dance has released some rehearsal footage to show how the projections and dancers interact: