This was a performance by a solo dancer against a video of two other improv artists who were interpreting the emotions of doctors performing a life-saving scenario.
I was invited to create a 360-degree video of doctors practicing procedures to save a patient experience cardiac arrest. It was to be an instructional video to introduce students to the procedure.
I added two dancers for a few runs to improv around the doctors. I instructed one dancer to improv based on what the lead doctor was exhibiting. The other dancer took her cues from the other doctors in the room. Together, the performances were meant to be an in-the-moment emotional abstraction of a clinical and by-the-book procedure.
After creating the video, I choreographed a solo for a dancer as a reaction to the video, with the hopes that an audience would read into the relationship between the live and recorded performances.
I hope to expand on this into a 30-minute dance-for-camera and site-specific work.