Dance work premiere: “Spaces and Places”

The Department of Dance’s performance series, “Nouveaux Espaces,” will kick off Sunday, Nov. 1, with a new work by faculty member Gary Galbraith. “Spaces and Places” is a video dance project that will take viewers outside the “boxes of dancers” often seen in virtual projects since last March.

Galbraith, who continues to chart new territories in dance, collaborated with 14 dancers—both undergraduate and graduate—located around the world (Cleveland, Ghana and China), for a work that is fully outdoors. Placing the Cleveland dancers in small groups at selected sculptures on the CWRU campus, he is using spherical video technology that will allow the viewer to see the movements from different angles. Videos of the dancers in Ghana, who are dancing along pathways and inside groves of trees, along with dancers on blocks of stone along the ocean and in a field in China, will be artfully aligned with the videos taken in Cleveland.

This work will premiere Nov. 1 and will be made available on the CWRU Department of Dance YouTube Channel.

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