Performance

“Live feeds and audience interaction ensure that no show is ever quite the same. It remains in constant communication with the natural and created environments it invokes. Dr. Stephanie Leigh Batiste

Dance drives the choreographed, multi-media performance that follows a fictional tribe seeking knowledge of the evolutionary future of their species. Caught in a paradox of walking without traveling, the performers' vision quest enacts an interface with the land through the blind belief in their machines. Delivered by gym treadmills, these machines become functional and metaphorical; referencing american gym culture, nomadic desert dwelling cultures, and the tradition of the australian aboriginal walkabout, functioning as a contemporary ritual to activate memory and a greater understanding of the land.

actionstation.2 the desert at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University performed @ The New Hazlett Theatre

Treadmill Dreamtime running in place

Excerpt of live performance Saturday October 15 at the AxS FESTIVAL Los Angeles California 2011

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