Merce Cunningham Trust

eyeSpace 20 2005

DANCES eyeSpace (20')
LENGTH 20 minutes
DIRECTOR Charles Atlas
DESIGNERS Henry Samelson
PRODUCER Cunningham Dance Foundation
MUSIC International Cloud Atlas, Mikel Rouse
DANCERS Cédric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Brandon Collwes, Julie Cunningham, Emma Desjardins, Holley Farmer, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Mizuta, Marcie Munnerlyn, Daniel Squire, Andrea Weber
"eyeSpace20" was comprised three sections: a quartet, a series of three trios of which the first two overlapped, and a duet. Mikel Rouse’s score incorporated the use of iPod Shuffle mp3 players and an environmental soundscape performed live by one or two musicians, projected throughout the theater. Members of the audience could listen to the music on iPods (available on loan) or, if they preferred, to the ambient sound component (without headphones). Henry Samelson’s décor backdrop suggested an imaginary landscape painted in bright colors. The costumes were unitards in various shades of blue.