For the month of September 2017, Farouche was the artist in residence at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, BC!
During our residency we worked on building a reservoir of modular duets using the mediums of movement, lights, and projections. In an effort to move beyond the traditionally separated roles of choreographer, dancer, and media artist, we are broadening our collective knowledge by learning the visual programming tool, Isadora. One of our goals is to remove the separation between the media and the movement in the developmental stage of the creative process and utilize them as equal players in choreography.
Some questions guiding our research:
How many layers of complexity (movement, bodies, light, projections) can be involved while still fulfilling the form of a duet?
Is there a way of maintaining the essence of a duet (duality, similarities and differences between two entities) without the assumption of two bodies in space?
Is there a hierarchy of the performance entities in space?
What is the importance of the physical body in space versus a digital presence in space?
Thank you to the Anvil Centre for this incredible opportunity!