Dance Performance Screening: 'Moving Beyond the Box'

Repeats every day until Sat Jan 29 2022.
January 28, 2022 7:30pm to 8:30pmJanuary 29, 2022 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Graphic for Moving Beyond the Box depicting event information which a dancer pictured.

Exploring our reliance on digital media in this unprecedented era, "Moving Beyond the Box" tells the story of the stages of the pandemic through dance.

In March 2020, during quarantine at home, director/choreographer and TFTV faculty member Christie Kerr looked for new ways to connect and continue to make art. She reached out to 14 dancers from across the U.S. and sent them choreography to learn via an instructional video. The dancers, both professionals and TFTV acting/musical theatre students, recorded themselves in their various locations and sent the resulting videos back to Christie. The dance videos were then edited together with snippets of media stories and sound in a cohesive virtual dance piece that unites the far-flung company of dancers in one digital space.

A triumph of dance and togetherness in an era of isolation, "Moving Beyond the Box" is an experiential installation that highlights the positive aspects of a technology-dependent era.

"Moving Beyond the Box" will screen in the Theatre Building Courtyard on campus at the University of Arizona via a large-scale projection installation on Jan. 28 & 29. The screening will start at 7:30 p.m. and play on loop for an hour.

This project has been made possible by donors to the College of Fine Arts Fund for Excellence.

Creators Director, Choreographer: Christie Kerr Assistant Professor, School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) Creative Director: Joe C. Klug Assistant Director, Experience, UA Marketing and Branding Management Sound Designer, Projection Mapping Engineer: Matt Marcus Assistant Prof. of Practice, TFTV Video Editor: Christopher Mason MFA Lighting Student, TFTV

Dancers Daniel Altamirano  Jordan Beyeler  Naphtali Curry  Brach Drew  Jessica Miret Garcia  Maya Gold  Hannah Hufford  Reagan Kennedy  Joseph Kuchey  MarChello Lee (pictured) Erin McDaniel  Conner Morley  Mollyanne Nunn 

Audience: All


Campus: Main Campus


1025 N Olive Rd, Drama Building
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

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Jordan Lorsung School of Theatre, Film & Television

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Jordan Lorsung