Witness an extraordinary visual and audio multimedia display of contemporary dance. Co.ERASGA is proud to present Shadow Machine, a major new multimedia and dance creation in partnership with the W2 Community Media Arts Society.
About Shadow Machine(via website):
Co.ERASGA’s Shadow Machine is an interdisciplinary and collaborative production incorporating contemporary dance, video, audio, photography and interactive technologies. It is inspired by the shifting histories of Vancouver’s industrial development in the early 20th century and juxtaposes those ideas onto the post-industrial modern age.
Featuring the work of critically acclaimed choreographer, Alvin Erasga Tolentino (who was most recently featured by Ricepaper in the 14.4 “Gender” issue), together with Media Artists Peter Courtemanche, Ken Gregory and Carol Sawyer, the seed for this show was born of a 2001 presentation under the same title. As a tribute to the city of Vancouver, as it enters its landmark 125th year, the heart of Shadow Machine are the workers, machinery, and people who have built Vancouver’s past and present. Shadow Machine focuses on the ways in which labour and technology shape our movements, bodies, and cultural identities.
A rich and complex interdisciplinary work, the artists have created a lush, immersive environment of evocative visual and sonic landscapes as a world for the performers to move and interact within.