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Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms

  • Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms is a live work-in-progress and interactive game that explores interpretations of polyrhythms through music, dance, physics, and technology, created by composer/drummer Susie Ibarra. This piece incorporates a multi-channel installation and live music, choreographed and improvised movement, custom built motion capture software and features multi-percussion compositions with strings and electronics. Dancers interacting with the polyrhythms follow delicate parameters that shift in response to the music. The interactive game is testing the ideas of relating chaos theory, symmetry, and Conway’s game of life to polyrhythms.

Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms was created in collaboration with lead choreographer Susan Sgorbati, physicist Bernard Grossman, performing choreographer/dancers Souleymane Badolo and Yanan Yu, sound engineer and sound design by Justin Frye, interactive programming by Tommy Martinez and Greg Fox.

Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms is commissioned by Asia Society’s Creative Common Ground, an initiative supported by a three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, developed in partnership with the Pioneer Works’ Residency Program, and supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

DEC 2, 2017

SCHEDULE
SAT, DEC 2, 5PM
SAT, DEC 2, 8PM

DOORS 4PM
PERFORMANCE 5PM
CONVERSATION TO FOLLOW

DOORS 7PM
PERFORMANCE 8PM

TICKETS $20

SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Earlier Event: November 30
Purge: Doreen Garner