DVAA is delighted to present the premiere performance of Organism, a collaborative project featuring the CMS Improvisers Orchestra (CIO), Billy Martin, Karl Berger, Yoshiko Chuma, and Nicholas Van Young of Dorrance Dance Company.
This original performance will feature music performed by CIO, Martin, and Berger and dance performed by Chuma and Young. Martin will also contribute original visual scores to guide the improvisation of both the musicians and the dancers throughout the performance.
In Organism, projections of animated visual scores will activate the performance space, providing cues for the musicians, conductor-instrumentalists (Martin and Berger), and dancers as they spontaneously create sound and movement based on their aesthetic responses to the visual artwork. The performance reimagines notated music by presenting a central reference point for the artists that encourages subjective interpretations, ultimately producing one-of-a-kind, dynamic musical compositions and dance. Musicians and dancers will translate Martin’s visual scores utilizing their instruments and bodies, and the resulting music and dance will invite further creative reactions from the performers. This framework will create an evolving cycle of spontaneous collaboration catalyzed by Martin’s visual scores.
Location: Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764