"eye-popping imagery, thought-provoking metaphor and unvarnished dancing in a brilliant, seemingly effortless union"
Times Union, Albany
Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer explain their choreographic process and its integration with video technology. Including slides and video excerpts, they describe the history and development of their unique concepts of Video Partnering and demonstrate their use of green screen technology, Final Cut Pro, and live camera stage set-up. A performance of an excerpt of their repertory and/or audience participation in a short demonstration of live camera work can also be included.
Required: a dance studio or theater space that can achieve a visual blackout, appropriate set-up time and technical assistance to be discussed with presenter.
Video Playground (Interactive Video Installation)
Interactive Video Installation at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016
In conjunction with Bridgman|Packer's stage performances for general audiences, they offer a separate, accessible and exciting school program that gives students first hand experience of dance, video, performance and the creative process. Performances can be arranged either with the students brought to the theater or as an assembly program at the school. These shows are made age appropriate for either elementary, middle, or high school students.
Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer perform sections from their repertory and show how they incorporate video, innovative movement, partnering, and original music into their works. Audience participation is often included.
These programs have been highly successful with elementary through high school age students throughout the United States. Study guides for teachers to prepare their classes are available.
Tom Jordan, faculty, Hammocks Middle School, Mamaroneck, NY