Monday, October 24, 2016

Two Successful Performances of SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams! Art Exhibit continues through Wednesday October 26th!

Wow, what a wonderful performance and a great audience turn-out! 

Thanks to all!:

SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams

Choreographer: Ellen Sinopoli

Dancers/Co-Choreographers:
Louisa Barta
Maggia Ciambrone
Madeline Morser
André Robles
Sara Senecal
Laura Teeter

Art Director: Andrea Williams

Sound/Video: Andrea Williams

Composers: Lee Pembleton & Andrea Williams

EEG Data Correlations: Todd Anderson

Lighting Designer: Nicolas Nealon

Assistant Lighting Designer: Jess Hoffman

Costume Designer: K. Meta Reintsema


Please STAY TUNED for photos and video from the performance!


The art exhibit of SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams continues! It reveals behind-the-scenes of the multimedia dance performance that took place this weekend. You can view what dreams shaped the performance and what sounds. There is a correction--It is up until 9pm this Wednesday October 26th at the Chapel and Cultural Center, not on the 27th. There are printed guides to the art works available on-site.

Nice Story about SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams in the Albany Times Union!

http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-features/article/Sleeping-part-of-dance-project-in-Troy-9983070.php#photo-11492370


Sunday, October 9, 2016

SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams multimedia dance performance :: October 21st and 22nd!

We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping and dreaming, yet scientists still don’t know exactly why. In an average lifespan of 77 years that is 25 years of our lives”.



We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping and dreaming, yet scientists still don’t know exactly why. In an average lifespan of 77 years that is 25 years of our lives”.

SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams is a fabulous collaboration of art and science, of data and dance...

The recalled collective dreams and strong dreamworld themes shared by September 2nd and 9th overnight SleepWalks participants are the source material for these one-hour dance performances. The music for these performances also comes from the overnight SleepWalks soundscapes by Lee Pembleton and Andrea Williams. Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company dancers transform themselves into the dreamer bodies as they are immersed in Andrea Williams’ video projection environments with lighting design by Nicolas Nealon. Reality blurs with the dreamworld as the dancers move back and forth between the reality of sleep and the revelation of our dreams.

Our SleepWalks overnight improvisational soundscapes that took place on September 2nd and 9th shaped the dreamworlds of participants. Due to participants wearing EEG headband readers provided by scientist, Todd Anderson, we were able to make correlations between our sounds and when participants were in R.E.M. or light sleep, most likely dreaming, and their dream journals if they wrote down times. We focused on the theme of WATER that encouraged water-themed dreams as well as collective dreams. Outcomes included individual dreams that incorporated the entire group, single participants, or one of the musicians. From the collective dreams and strong themes of participants, we created an art exhibit and the upcoming multimedia dance performance. All events take place at the Chapel + Cultural Center in Troy, NY. 


Tickets for SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams multimedia dance performance:
http://sleepwalksbodyofdreams.brownpapertickets.com