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Teaching Dance Media and Site-Specific Dance @ SaltDanceFest (June 4-15)


Salt Dance Fest 2018 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance -makers Wally CardonaOmar CarrumKatie Faulkner, Eric Handman, Scotty Hardwig, and Pablo Piantino for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the spirited exchange of ideas, June 4 -15, 2018.




Workshop Description:

Movement & Media (Designing Video, Projection, & Site-Specific Dance) - Scotty Hardwig

This workshop will take a creative approach to the lenses through which we see the performing body, including the photographic, filmic, sonic, and visual. With a multimedia approach, we’ll aim to develop two group works including a video study filmed in the Utah environment for the first week, and a live movement study with projection and sound design as a group for the second week. Some classes will take place in the studio, and some will take place in the Marriott Library's computer lab spaces.

Week 1: Site-Specific & Video
Starting with exercises in site-specific movement practices and outdoor work, we’ll look at how to frame these explorations through a photographic or filmic eye. Then we will start developing a group choreographic structure or idea to video in an outdoor space. We'll try to film this on the first weekend,so these participants would need to be available for a film shoot in an environmental location either the Saturday or the Sunday of the first weekend (transportation will be organized).

Week 2: Projection & Sound
For this week, we’ll look at how to design and frame live performance events through the use of projection and sound; an introduction to Ableton Live and Isadora will help develop concepts for a group choreographic or improvised structure using live projections.