PhillyCulture

event · November 23

FIVE

FIVE is a multimedia performance that abstracts the art of Vogue Femme, a dance form that originated in the African-American and Latino LGBTQ community of 1970s Harlem. In the performance, five dancers represent the five elements of Vogue Femme—hands, catwalk, floor performance, spin dips, and duck-walking. As each dancer takes the floor, a hip-hop M.C., an operatic vocalist, a black gospel choir, and five musicians improvise an interactive soundtrack, building to a carefully structured crescendo of sound and music. Using custom-made motion-tracking technology, created from a combination of creative coding and video game hardware, Newsome maps the movement patterns of dancers during the live performances and transforms the collected data into digital neoactionist drawings in real time on a screen above the performance.


Schedule

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Venue

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N. American Street #103
Philadelphia, PA 19122 US