Drift: Rising Choreographer Cassie Meador's Newest Work
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Inspired by the Age of Enlightenment, Random Dance's multi-sensory, multimedia work FAR features 10 incredible dancers in a project that confronts the distortions, sensuality and feeling of the 18th century -- all set against a cutting-edging computerized pin board comprised of 3,200 LED lights. At once physical and immediate yet intensely cerebral, FAR features a haunting original score by Ben Frost, a critically acclaimed Australian composer known for his post-classical electronic music. The show is created by award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor, hailed for his innovative approach to new technology and fast, articulate choreographic style. Learn More
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Featured review from Elizabeth F Wallace
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"Rising" choreographer? She is risen! I was amazed by all of the attention to detail that Ms. Meador put into this work, from earthy Georgian soil to floating teacups, from personal stories to ecological disaster and reclamation, from dancing with shopping carts to eating peaches. To me, this performance will stay in my memory as long as my 1970's memory of Judith Jamison in "Cry"
Conception and Direction by Cassie Meador
A project of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
What script do we leave for the future? Cassie Meador, a new choreographic voice from Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, poses this question in her newly commissioned work, Drift. Commissioned by a 2008 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission Project Award, _Drift _peers at all kinds of change, including change in time, change in place and change in tradition.
Heavily influenced by her deep Georgia roots, Meador was inspired to create a new dance when she saw how a plot of land in her Augusta hometown changed from a farm to a strip mall, a strip mall to a Piggly Wiggly super market, and from a Piggly Wiggly to a place of worship. The dancers’ blend of fluid movements and tectonic shifts mark the choreographer’s musings about what gets left behind in the face of whirlwind change.
Unraveling in a mix of dance, video, and shifting installations, Drift is created in collaboration with artistic partners from the Dance Exchange Company, set designer Shane Meador, and partners from fields as diverse as art, geology, ecology and history.