tesseract

Tesseract is a collaboration between Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener. It is an evening-length presentation in 2 parts separated by an intermission: a 3D dance film featuring 7 dancers and a live proscenium performance with 6 dancers. The film offers speculative worlds and alternate possibilities in bold visual environments. The performance includes live-video capture with multiple cameras, mixed by Atlas and projected into the stage space. Images obscure and reveal moving bodies behind a translucent scrim, magnified and refracted by Atlas. Through collective action we forge a link between human ritual conjuring and new technological magic. Between the past and the future.

 

Preview Performances and Film Premiere: January 27-28, 2017 at EMPAC

Performance Premiere: March 16-18, 2017 at the Walker Art Center

Touring:  March 23-25, 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

               May 18-21, 2017 at On the Boards in Seattle

               November 30-December 3 at REDCAT in Los Angeles

               December 13-16, 2017 at Brooklyn Academy of Music 2017 Next Wave Festival 

 

Tesseract

Directed and Edited by Charles Atlas
Choreography by Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener
Music by Fennesz
Set and Costume Design by Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener
Performance by David Rafael Botana, Kristen Foote, Hiroki Ichinose, Cori Kresge, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, and Melissa Toogood

Produced by Victoria Brooks
Project Managed by Ian Hamelin
Camera Operator / SteadiCam Operator / Color Correction by Ryan Thomas Jenkins
SteadiCam Operation by Victor Lazaro
Stereography by Andrew Parke
1st Assistant Camera by Alena Samoray
2nd Assistant Camera / Photographer by Mick Bello
DIT / Compositor by Eric Brucker
Direction of Stage Technologies by Geoff Abbas
Assistant Technical Direction by Eric Lin
Lighting Direction by Dan Swalec
Master Carpentry / Rigging by Willian Fritz
Lead Audio Engineering by Stephen McLaughlin
Audio Engineering by Jeff Svatek
Dolly Grip by Dave DeLaRosa
Grip / Scenic Assistance by Amanda Cherlebois
Production Technician by Carl Lewandowski
Production Technician by Michael Wells
Scenic Assistance by Daniela MacCallum
Artist Services Administration by Zhenelle Falk
Assistant Editing by Lazar Bozic
Post Production Assistance by Collin Leitch
Digital Landscaping by James Siewert

Costume fabrication by Julia Donaldson
Black and white textile drops by Fraser Taylor
General Management for Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener by Katy Dammers

 

Tesseract

Choreography by Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener
Video by Charles Atlas
Music by Mas Ysa
Lighting Design by Davison Scandrett
Costume Design by Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener with Mary Jo Mecca and Yvette Helin
Performance by David Rafael Botana, Eleanor Hullihan, Kate Jewett, Cori Kresge, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener
Understudy by Kayla Farrish
Steadicam Operation by Ryan Thomas Jenkins
Assistant to Charles Atlas by Lazar Bozic
Stage Management by Dani Prados
Costume Construction by Yvette Hellin and Mary Jo Mecca
General Management by Katy Dammers

 

Tesseract  ◻ by Charles Atlas / Rashaun Mitchell / Silas Riener was commissioned and produced by EMPAC/ Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and co-commissioned by Triangle France.

Tesseract ⚪ by Charles Atlas / Rashaun Mitchell / Silas Riener was co-commissioned by EMPAC / Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and On the Boards.

Tesseract was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support from the New York University Dean's Grant adminstered by the Tisch School of the Arts. Tesseract was developed, in part, through residencies at EMPAC/ Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The Watermill Center, and the Walker Art Center.

 

Tesseract ◻ photos by Mick Bello / EMPAC. Tesseract ⚪ photos by Ray Felix / EMPAC.