Record of the Anthropocene Movement | March 2017
Record of the Anthropocene Movement
World Premiere March 16 – 19, 2017 Taproot Theatre Company’s Isaac Studio Theatre
Karin Stevens Dance presented their new work, Record of the Anthropocene Movement in Taproot Theatre Company’s Isaac Studio Theatre
Record of the Anthropocene Movement is a collaboration between Karin Stevens, photography Omar Willey and composer Paul Rucker. Also featuring lighting by Sara Torres, costume design Ali Rose Panzarella and dancers/movement artists Naphtali Beyleveld, Timothy Johnson, Philippa Myler, Anja Kellner-Rogers, Noelle Price, Kelly Taylor, Alexandra Beatty Spencer, and Maia Veague.
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Based on the “Five Elements” (or “Five Processes”) of Chinese philosophy, this piece connects dancers to the elements that make up Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Their movements play out a history, a present, and some possible futures of the region in the era of the Anthropocene. Images from six years of photography are projected onto the wall behind the dancers, to create an environment that illuminates the dancers’ external world and their internal states. A unique combination of static images merges with the physical bodies of the dancers as they search for harmony and explore the precarious balance of humans and their environment.