16 [R]evolutions
Troika Ranch
Brief description of the work:
Multi-media performance using real-time motion capturing technology (infrared light) and Isadora software (see demonstration video)
Materials, dimensions, duration:
Projections, programmed software
Location (venue & dates, public/ private):
The work was premiered January 2006, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, NYC; then on show at ISEA 2006, San Jose Repertory Theater, August 2006
Audience information (size, mode of participation):
Traditional staged performance
Other information (reviews, collaborators, funders):
Supported by Essexdance, the Art Council England East and the International Workshop Festival; the Jerome Foundation, along with research support from Dance Theater Workshop through their ARM Fellowship program.
Floorplan, scheme:
Visual/ audio-visual reference:
Key theme(s):
Interplay and fusion between performer's physical presence and perceived reality (projected image); using the body as projection surface
Further context:
online trailer

Troika Ranch Artistic Directors Mark Coniglio and Dawn Stoppiello spent two months developing 16 [R]evolutions at essexdance during May and June 2005, working with a new cast of dancers based in the U.K.

The Isadora system leaves room for improvisation during the performance. It can measure speed of movement, acceleration, direction, as well as position. It aims to lose the tight control traditional digital media tracking systems often impose. Also no sensors need to be worn by the performer.