Video: Kevin Obsatz
Minnesota Contemporary Dance Platform: Thursday, September 20, 2012, Tek Box, Cowles Center
Open Rehearsal/Video Shoot: Friday, September 21, 2012, Tek Box, Cowles Center
Now Machine is a dance for an ensemble of 14 nude performers, with a range of genders, ages, and levels of dance experience. Set in a world that is declining with alarming precision, it imagines the tools that social animals might use in a slow apocalypse. The performers investigate attention, spectatorship, and social instincts, using improvisation and subtle action. Now Machine harnesses the power of mass movements to envision the arriving future.