Description of Project:
Created the sound design for Laurie Berg’s ‘scape: Times Square Project.’
Directed by Laurie Berg
Performers: Jodi Bender, Laurie Berg, Melanie Greene, Madison Krekel, Kyle Marshall, Tonya Sisco, Anna Adams Stark Costume Design/Concept: Liliana Dirks-Goodman, Jaime Shearn Coan, Laurie Berg Costume Printing: Print All Over Me Sound Design: Rena Anakwe
In scape, a new work for eight dancers, Berg layers a landscape of information over complex movements, reflecting two conceptual inspirations tied into Times Square’s culture and history. The first is the elaborate, synchronized choreography of 1991 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Will Rogers Follies. In the center of the Theater District and amidst the elaborate human ballet of Times Square’s pedestrian traffic, scape becomes an intricately patterned, decontextualized chorus number — an exercise in cooperation, each performer one important part of the greater whole, but only briefly in unison.
Premiered as part of ‘Danspace Project in Times Square’ on September 20-23, 2018 in the
Public Plaza in Duffy Square, Times Square (NYC)