With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis many performing arts organizations have had to pivot programming to online and digital formats. Method Dance Society is no different and throughout its inaugural year has drastically shifted its practice to virtual platforms.
This June, Method Dance Society will premiere its first digital performance, MOTHER sound/ body online. This series of performances explores digital body mapping through sensor technology, using movement to map out the performance environment and music. As the dancer moves through the choreography, the sensors transfer data to either live projections, music or stage lighting. This creates a total immersive environment in which the set really seems to come alive as the dancers move through each piece.
Created by technical director Jon Russell and artistic director Shelby Richardson, the performance spotlights choreographers and dancers from northern British Columbia including Giselle Liu (Prince Rupert), Ashley Burmaster (Prince George) and Richardson herself. The project was made possible by a grant from the BC Arts Council’s Pivot Program, as well as funding from Made in BC and the Vancouver Foundation.
MOTHER sound/body will premier online on June 15 at 7 p.m. and tickets are available by donation through Method’s website www.methoddance.ca
Method would like to thank the community of Prince George and all their supporters for making this wonderful project a reality.