Case Western Reserve University’s performance series, Nouveaux Espaces, kicks off this November with a new work by faculty member Gary Galbraith. Spaces and Places is a video dance project that promises to take us outside the ‘boxes of dancers’ we have all seen in virtual projects since last March.
Galbraith, who continues to chart new territories in dance, collaborated with 14 dancers, both undergraduate and graduate, located around the world – Cleveland, Ghana, and China, for a work that is fully outdoors. Placing the Cleveland dancers in small groups at selected sculptures on the CWRU campus, he is using exciting spherical video technology that will allow the viewer to see the movements from different angles. Video of the dancers in Ghana, who are dancing along pathways,and inside groves of trees, along with dancers on blocks of stone along the ocean and in a field in China, will be artfully aligned with the videos taken in Cleveland.
This work will premiere in November 2020, and will be made available on the CWRU Department of Dance YouTube Channel. The premiere date is early November so check back soon for more information!