THREE PERSPECTIVES IN ONE SPACE
...3 human bodies counterpointing one gigantic industrial structure.
Three perspectives in one space
20 mins //Premiered June 14th, 2014 at On the Boards (SEATTLE)
Choreography + Direction >> Coleman Pester
Dancers >> Victoria Jacobs, Coleman Pester, Shannon Stewart
Sound Scoring and Accompaniment >> Nico Tower
Set Design >> Cameron Irwin
Lighting Design >> Evan Anderson
Fabrication >> Glen Stellmacher
Three perspectives in one space projects the audience into a world of examining the body as architecture, beginning with the solitary presence of an angular gigantic structure, designed by Seattle-based architect Cameron Irwin. The abstract exoskeleton towers above the three performers, who serve as moving counterpoints to the stationary structure. Composer Nico Tower fully immerses the audience into the performance through her live ambient soundscape. Director Coleman Pester’s development of this work with dancers Shannon Stewart and Victoria Jacobs experiments with the shedding of human characteristics and shifting the body into sculptural states. The dehumanized state is then shattered with the reemergence of the performers’ humanity. This arc poses a psychological conflict to the audience, by presenting a clash of the body as architectural or human. The piece resolves, compelling the audience to wonder how physical structures influence their personal psychology.
This work was commissioned by On the Boards and premiered at their NW New Works festival.
**Three perspectives in one space was later made into a short film that premiered at Northwest Film Forum’s Next Dance Cinema Festival (2015)