︎The Burials - Theatre
︎Galileo Galilei - Opera
︎Falling Upwards - Dance
︎To The Hands - Choir
︎The Hughes Project - Projection Experience
︎Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins - Opera
︎Hope After Hate - Theatre
︎Tokyo Drifting: CCM Project - Concert
︎The Space Between - Dance
︎Les Sylphides - Dance
︎TURING II - Dance
︎Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Theatre
TURING IIMEDIA DESIGNER
UC - CCM Idea Lab Production
Concept: Sharon Huizinga, Amanda Kenner, Ian MacIntosh, Jason Bowden
Choreographer & Dancer: Amanda Kenner
Media Designer: Ian MacIntosh
Lighting Designer: Jason Bowden
Rigging Automation: Sedona Isch
The UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Idea Lab is a collaborative cross disciplinary class involving students and faculty from Theatre Design and Production (Sound, Lighting and Technical Direction), Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Voice and Media Production. The lab creates short projects exploring technical, artistic and philosophical questions."Turing II" is an exploration of consciousness and technology.
This project was based around the desire to build a physical system that could move a 3D object in space in a controllable and cued way. From there, the creative team evolved the idea of having a being that exists in an unknown location for vast amounts of time, and we see that being interact with a human, but we're never entirely sure of the nature of these two entities.The production team created the movements of the head, and then asked the dancer to improvise movement in response.
The creative team wanted to tell a story of long passages of time, to create a sense that there could be 100 years or 5000 years in between each scene. They also wanted to follow a dancer with projection imagery, which was done live. Music was performed live, and mixed with the sounds of the winches driving the movement of the head.