Screendance , January 7, 2019
Inspired by the lushness of the North Yorkshire Moors Wild-er-ness is a blend of site specific and site adaptive material intimately woven into a multidisciplinary performance in the intersection of dance, video, music and fashion design.
Wild-er-ness explores the sensory experience of time, place, and belonging. Set in Northern England, two traveling women of unknown origin meet, intersect, and dissipate through misty landscapes and treacherous trails. The aesthetically serene screendance conjures feelings of nostalgia, adventure, kinship, and longing. With dancers acting as canvas for multi-layered images, and screens magnifying dancers in space, this self-referential work, invites the audience to wander through its unique interpretation of space.
WECreate Productions, is committed to exploring the possibilities of digital technology in service of collaborative Art creation. Consistent with their artistic research schema in the fields of dance and video, directors Ana Baer and Heike Salzer incite new challenges for the creation of “Wild-er-ness”, by integrating the notion of fashion design as another starting point. Similarly, WECreate Productions, embraces drone filming techniques for the conception of this piece.
Directors: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer
Dance: Michelle Nance, Heike Salzer
Costume design: Robert Burton
Original music: Richard Hall
Camera: Ana Baer
Drone operators: Ian Bailey, TJ Simon
Editing: Ana Baer
Locations & Logistics: Heike Salzer
Light design: Iain Court
Production: WECreate Production
Filming at the North Yorkshire Moors
Codbeck Reservoir & James Cook Monument, United Kingdom
July 22-28, 2017
Photos by Jessica Beer
Sept 23, 2017
Premiering as part of UN WRAP: Screendance from around the globe
CU Boulder University of Theatre & Dance, Saturday