GRACE

A clash of technology and dance, when movement becomes sound becomes light becomes image becomes life.

 

[2005]

In a distant galaxy, a newly minted human creation in search of a soul. A clash of technology and dance, when movement becomes sound becomes light becomes image becomes life. Grace creates a poetic language of imagery and light that reveals the dancing body in non-physical form. A metaphor for the ‘real’ world, where each action has cause & effect, we are the gods and orchestrators of our own and each others lives.

Winner of 2006 Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography.

CO-CREATED BY: Joe Laughlin and jamie griffiths
ELECTRONIC MUSIC SCORE: Leonard J. Paul
LIGHTING DESIGN: James Proudfoot
WEARABLE LIGHT SCULPTURES: Diana Burgoyne

DANCERS: Joe Laughlin, jamie griffiths

PRESS

“…an ever shifting Rorschach test; combined with Laughlin’s energy-abundant steps, they have an impact that’s as hallucinatory as it is hypnotic…the science behind Grace is truly at the forefront, both in terms of computer-generated effects and their use in dance…Grace fuses it wholly and seamlessly throughout…this is no conventional dance duet.”

– Gail Johnson, Georgia Straight

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PHOTO CREDITS: JAMIE GRIFFITHS

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