Origin

Tickets: $15 General Admission/$13 Students in advance,  $15 at the door (cash only) Annex Dance Company Kristin Alexander – Artistic Director & Choreographer Julie Clark […]
February 16 at 6 & 7:30pm
CPR - Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Tickets: $15 General Admission/$13 Students in advance,  $15 at the door (cash only)

Annex Dance Company
Kristin Alexander – Artistic Director & Choreographer
Julie Clark – Company Member
Aimee Gwynne – Company Member

Collaborators
Anne Alexander – Inspiration
John Jannone – Composer & Visual Artist

Inspired by the movement of Artistic Director and Choreographer Kristin Alexander’s two-year-old daughter and created in collaboration with New York based multimedia artist and composer John Jannone, Origin explores movement in its purest form through technology and modern dance.

To create the movement vocabulary for Origin, Annex Dance Company members spent time in the studio following Anne.  “Anne’s movement was organic, surprising, disconnected, and full of discovery, and in turn, so was our interpretation,” said Alexander.  Anne’s mannerisms and patterns are the driving force behind Alexander’s choreographic process and decisions. Replicating her movement patterns lead into improvisational exploration and further developed into set movement vocabulary.

For this project, Alexander is collaborating with multimedia artist and composer John Jannone. Jannone created projected imagery and music through computational means; using computer vision software, Jannone analyzed Anne’s spontaneous movement gestures. The encoded gestures were transcribed and generated into images, which in turn were used to create musical structures.

Photo: William Long
Illustration: John Jannone