S. J. EWING & DANCERS
S. J. EWING & DANCERS, is a D.C. based contemporary dance company who present theatre and site-specific work, with a keen interest in the intersection of art and technology. Ewing has received commissions and fellowships from The Kennedy Center, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, CulturalDC and Dance Metro D.C. The company has been presented in D.C. at The Kennedy Center, Dance Place, Dupont Underground and Harman Hall, and across the U.S. at Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (M.A.), White Wave Dance Festival (NYC), Ailey Citigroup Theater (N.Y.C), Your Move JC (N.J.), Dance Gallery Festival (TX), as well as the Mona Bismarck American Center for art & culture (Paris, France). The company is led by Sarah J. Ewing, a CityDance Resident Artist, who is an Australian born choreographer currently living in U.S.A. She trained at West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, New Zealand School of Dance, and with Marie Walton Mahon.
28th February - 3rd March
Analog OnSite melds the linear experience of digital technology with the three-dimensional experience of movement and touch in an interactive and immersive environment. The work is designed to explore the intersection of art and everyday life through dance and technology, by placing this intersection in the pedestrian space of Wellington Waterfront. The dance performance exists inside a projected world with the walls and the floor of the shipping container mapped with projected imagery and controlled via motion capture technology. The production utilizes a custom programmed infrared motion tracking system with a mounted camera that allows for the detection of the position of dancers in the space and then utilizes location and velocity to morph and manipulate the projected images. This iteration of OnSite will be a solo performance by Colombian born artist, Juliana Pongutá Forero.
Choreography & Concept: Sarah J. Ewing, Performers/Collaborators: Juliana Pongutá Forero, Technology: Sarah J. Ewing & Dylan Uremovich
Supported by CityDance, CulturalDC and The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Supported by Wellington City Council Public Art Fund