The Power of Three
In a chamber experience of dance mixed with visuals, three different media will be featured in UW-Milwaukee’s Dance Triptych,opening this week at Kenilworth Square East Gallery.
A trio of UWM faculty collaborated on the project, bringing diverse talents and inspirations to the performance. The paintings and visuals of Leslie Vansen explore the meaning of human existence and the indelible footprint it leaves on the planet. Patterned and repetitive movements heighten the sensory experience of attendees as they pass through the labyrinth in which the works are displayed and performed. Christopher Burns, a specialist in the composition of electronic-based chamber music, provides an ethereal, densely rhythmic aural atmosphere. Choreographer Luc Vanier’s vision will be performed in this intimate space as well.
dance concert, infused with digital artwork and an original musical
composition, becomes an intense spectacle of three complimentary facets.
The decision to showcase more than one form of media in the piece wasn’t a difficult one, but the attempt to mold the three formats together had its obstacles.
us, the problem is what gets transformed into a work, different forms
translating in a cohesive manner,”
presentation that emerges is partly like a video game: The animation is vibrant
and colorful and active,”
“This is the best way to see dance,” he continues. “You’re not sitting 300 feet away watching somebody doing obscure vocabulary. You’re sitting right there seeing people interact with each other in a very physical way.”
UWM’s Dance Department presents
Triptych on June 20-21 and 27-28 at