décor for Merce Cunningham Dance Company's Split-Sides
etc (2003) is an experimental pinhole photograph made using Braille letter formations as the apertures to a homemade camera. I used this photograph as the basis for my commissioned set design for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company production, Split-Sides.
MORE INFORMATION ON SPLIT-SIDES:
The choreography, music and design elements for Split-Sides were each created in two parts, or, in the case of the music, by two bands. British rock band Radiohead and Sigur Rós, an experimental group from Iceland, composed the music. Without using vocals or beats, both groups took a random assortment of sounds and fed them through electronic equipment. The décor is by Robert Chase Heishman and Catherine Yass, and costume design is by James Hall. Each performance varies, as chance procedures decide which of the two versions of each element will be paired together.
October 14, 2003
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Sigur Rós, BA BA TI KI DI DO
Robert Chase Heishman
2 choreographies, A and B, 20 minutes each, performed in either order. Total duration, 40 minutes.
Cédric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Ashley Chen, Paige Cunningham, Holley Farmer, Jennifer Goggans, Mandy Kirschner, Koji Mizuta, Daniel Roberts, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien