Searching for a Phase Change | LaneCoArts

Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 8 pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 3 pm

In Searching for a Phase Change, choreographer Lane Gifford explores the concept of contemporary communication in a collaboration with visual artist Yang Jiemin, and dissects the actions of correspondence, imagery on paper and letter writing, which preceded the development of mechanized communication. In today’s technology-driven world, LaneCoArts examines the intricacies and implications inherent in the action of writing and its relevance to our contemporary landscape of high velocity industrialization and digital advancement.

A “phase change” describes a transformative action in nature which allows changes in states of composition and chemical make-up such as the conversion of liquid, solid or gas. In Searching for a Phase Change, dance and writing represent distinct “phases.” LaneCo and Jiemin juxtapose these two separate components, movement and words, to create the through-line of the piece. The key third component is the audience and their participation in this entire “phase change.” Searching for a Phase Change searches for a convergence of parts through the generative processes of communication. The distinct elements collide and intersect as LaneCoArts shapes one working system from various behavioral, stylistic, physical and dramatic parts.

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