Consistent Partial Attention
Friday, March 10, 2017
Rachel Browne Theatre
211 Bannatyne Ave.
Two powerful examinations of contemporary culture:
“In Training is the Opposite, a singer performs a virtuosic boxing routine on stage, accompanied by a string quartet (Quatuor Bozzini). This short opera by Irish composer Jennifer Walshe features mezzo-soprano Laura Bowler, who was trained and choreographed specially for the role by Cathy “The Bitch” Brown, the former number three World Boxing Champion.
CPA (Consistent Partial Attention) is Freya Björg Olafson’s newest ensemble dance piece. It is a paradoxical meditation on what it means to be present in our contemporary screen-obsessed existence, featuring performers guided by found footage videos of dancers dancing in their homes.” from clusterfestival.com
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Music composed by: Jennifer Walshe
Voice and Violin by: Laura Jayne Bowler
CPA [Consistent Partial Attention]
“Developed through digital collage the CPA [Consistent Partial Attention] performance is guided by a video score of pre-existing / found Internet footage of individuals improvising in their homes. The performers sight read the choreographic score by referencing diverse sources and monitors. While the performers have familiarity with the digital dances, they can never fully know their ‘choreography’. Thereby CPA sustains as an exercise in ‘nowness’; the performers engage as interfaces in act of realtime translation of data / movement vocabulary from the video score. Through the rich confluence of sources we experience dance as a vernacular, learned language, permeating and crossing communities, provoking consideration upon the evolution of dance in the age of the internet.” from http://www.freyaolafson.com
Concept/Direction/Video Score: Freya Björg Olafson
Performed with Lise McMillan & Philippe Larouche
Technical Coordination: James Jansen
Costume Design: Wanda Farian