3N6D - A Multi-Faceted Experience
Three Nights in Six Dimensions (3N6D) features Semblesque Performance Company artistic director Jill Ellen Hall, photographer John Heino, Low guitarist Alan Sparhawk and filmmaker Chani Becker in a series of improvisational performances designed to layer upon one another over three nights.
Each night, beginning Friday, Feb. 26 and concluding Sunday, Feb. 28, the four collaborating artists will present a 27-minute performance that blends live music and dance with photographic and video images. Recorded elements from the first night will be integrated with live performance the second night. The third night will layer highlights of the first two shows with the live performance finale.
“It’s a little different to ask people to commit 27 minutes each night for three nights,” admits John Heino who created the concept for these shows. “But I really hope we get a critical mass of people who can make it all three nights. The payoff is seeing the interplay of dance, music and imagery build into increasingly rich textures over the three shows.”
Time is the organizing structure for 3N6D performances. Except for run-throughs to work out technical issues, the collaborating artists won’t know exactly what their partners will present. They will be seeing and hearing each other’s work for the first time each night. Instead of a detailed script to synchronize elements, Hall, Sparhawk, Heino and Becker plan to rely on spontaneous interaction to weave facets of the show into a unified whole.
“There’s a degree of chaos and a bit of danger I suppose,” says Heino. “The suspense is about whether we can channel the energy on the fly, create a multimedia mix that’s aesthetically appealing and also leave room for the audience to complete the tapestry with whatever emotions and experiences are triggered by what they see and hear.”
Doors open at 7:07 p.m. Friday and Saturday for receptions and viewing the hallway art exhibit featuring other work by 3N6D collaborators. Performances start at 8:03 p.m. Doors open at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, and the finale starts at 6:03 p.m.
Admission each night is a free-will donation with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross for Haiti earthquake relief.
Oh, and the six dimensions? That would be 3D plus time, motion and music.
(Info from the news release)Added on February 5, 2010