HUMAN is a post-human ballet that uses form and context to consider otherness and objectivity. This anti-story imagines an AI being who moves in and outside of human patterned constructs, forests, and time. HUMAN is a ballet that uses a traditional idiom to consider future sensibility. The work is choreographed by Nora Gibson, with an original music score by noted ambient electronic composer Michael McDermott (AKA Mikronesia). This evening-length ballet features a cast of five outstanding dancers, Marria Cosentino-Chapin, Brian Cordova, Sean Thomas Boyt, Katharine Nace, and Hallie Lahm.
Nora Gibson premieres her new work, HUMAN, as the inaugural recipient of the Performance Garage's Dr. RJ Wallner DanceVisions Residency. The Residency was designed by Executive Director Jeanne Ruddy in order to support a Philadelphia dance artist who exhibits exceptional talent. The inaugural year is supported by a generous gift from Dr. RJ Wallner. Ms. Gibson was selected for her ability to thoroughly immerse her audiences in her work through her meticulous choreography, careful lighting design, and use of original music scores. The Performance Garage is proud to support her innovative work.
Please note that haze will be used during the performance.
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM*
*Talk-back with choreographer Nora Gibson and composer Michael McDermott will follow the April 22nd performance
Find out more at http://www.performancegarage.org/dancevisions-noragibson