Devised by Digital Artist Nic Sandiland, choreographer Yael Flexer and the company in summer 2021, Imagining Otherwise is an immersive interactive digital dance work for 5 dancers. It reflects on our experiences of parallel time zones, places and lives; exploring the idea of multiple stories and possibilities.
space is the dimension of things being, existing at the same time: of simultaneity.
(Doreen Massey, 2013)
Immersive digital floor projections, shaped and changed by the dancers’ movement evoke shifting organic landscapes interwoven with spoken text by writer Wendy Houstoun and music by Composer James Keane. Interactive imagery, akin to live charcoal drawing, highlights notions of migration, transience, mark-making and erasure.
2021 Streaming Premiere, YouTube
2021 Varen, Randaberg, Norway
Concept: Nic Sandiland & Yael Flexer
Interactive and visual design: Nic Sandiland
Choreography: Yael Flexer & the performers including original cast (Julie-Ann Minaai & Natasha Margerison)
Rehearsal Director: Julie-Ann Minnai
Performers: Luke Birch, Lorna Cross Clark, Cher Nicolette Ho, Gabrielle MacAllistair, Corrie McKenzie, Yael Flexer
Writing: Wendy Houstoun
Music: James Keane
Text direction: Pete Phillips
Production management: Natalie Rowland
Costume Design: Rosalind Noctor
Producer: Lou Rogers
Funding & in-kind support: Arts Council England, South East Dance, University of Stavanger, Norway, Hull Dance & The Universities of Chichester & Middlesex
A series of monochrome prints taken from Imagining Otherwise choreography: