»Glow« by Chunky Move


Fri 23rd November | 8pm, Festspielhaus Hellerau
Fri 23rd November | 9:30 pm, Festspielhaus Hellerau
Admission: 10/8 Euro


Performers: Kristy Ayre, Sara Black
Creative Personnel Credits:

Concept and Choreography: Gideon Obarzanek
Concept and Interactive System Design: Frieder Weiß
Music and Sound Design: Luke Smiles (motion laboratories)
Additional music: Ben Frost
Costume Designer: Paula Levis
Duration: 27min
Preview GLOW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVW92VR8n9MGlow2

Glow is an illuminating choreographic essay by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek and interactive software creator Frieder Weiss. Beneath the glow of a sophisticated video tracking system, a lone organic being mutates in and out of human form into unfamiliar, sensual and grotesque creature states. Utilising the latest in interactive video technologies a digital landscape is generated in real time in response to the dancer’s movement. The body’s gestures are extended by and in turn manipulate the video world that surrounds it, rendering no two performances exactly the same. In Glow, light and moving graphics are not pre-rendered video playback but rather images constantly generated by various algorithms responding to movement. In most conventional works employing projection lighting, the dancer’s position and timing have to be completely fixed to the space and timeline of the video playback. Their role is reduced to the difficult chore of making every performance an exact facsimile of the original. In Glow, the machine sees the performer and responds to their actions, unlocking them from a relationship of restriction and tedium.
Company Profile

Founded by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek in 1995, Chunky Move has earned an enviable reputation for producing a distinct yet unpredictable brand of genre-defying dance performance. Chunky Move’s work constantly seeks to redefine what is or what can be contemporary dance within an ever-evolving Australian culture. The company’s work is both diverse in form and content; to date the Company has created a number of works for the stage, site specific and new-media and installation work.

Chunky Move is supported by the Victorian Government, through Arts Victoria – Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, ist arts funding and advisory body.

GLOW: http://chunkymove.com.au/glow
Chunky Move:
Frieder Weiß: