Choreographers Dario Mejia, Marcus Cobb, Miral Kotb and myself have been working hard to make sure our script comes to life in an exciting way that tells the story in the best way we can.
The choreography process always starts with the script and then from there we begin visualizing things that can only be seen in the dark. We try to do something we haven’t performed yet or work on improving an illusion we’ve created in the past. We’re all really strong dancers so we also work our choreography around everyone’s individual abilities. We need the dancing to really tell the story since we don’t use any form of verbal communication. We get input from everyone in the room and work with ideas on how to bring everything to life.
The most difficult part of the process is visualizing what it’s going to look like in the light because what you visualize in your head ends up looking totally different in the light suits. For that reason we sometimes have to change things on the spot, but on the other hand it can end up working out really well.
One really cool thing about the light dance technology is that we’re able to do things in front a live audience that may seem impossible. We’re able to make dancers fly or even look like they have six arms and the audience has no idea how we did it.
Can’t wait for you to see what we came up with!
JRock on 2012/10/25 22:31:16.