Installation: How is Dance Transmitted?

Premiered: March 8, 2015 at WeisAcres, NYC
Performed by: Jon Kinzel, Jennifer Miller, Vicky Shick, Saori Tsukada and Cathy Weis

Cathy Weis addresses audience members in WeisAcres; Photo by Richard Termine  Cathy Weis addresses audience members in WeisAcres; Photo by Richard Termine  Video Installation in the Great Room; Photo: Richard Termine  Video Installation in the Great Room; Photo: Richard Termine  The Fortune Telling Booth; Photo: Richard Termine  The Fortune Telling Booth; Photo: Richard Termine  Performer: Cathy Weis; Photo by: Richard Termine  Fortune Teller: Sam Wilson; Photo by Richard Termine  The Fortune Telling Booth; Photo: Richard Termine  Fortune teller: Ashley Brockington; Photo: Richard Termine  Performers: Jennifer Miller and Vicky Shick; Photo: Richard Termine  Performer: Cathy Weis; Photo: Richard Termine  Performers: Jon Kinzel and Cathy Weis; Photo: Richard Termine  Performer: Cathy Weis; Photo: Richard Termine  Performer: Vicky Shick; Photo: Richard Termine  Performers: Jon Kinzel and Cathy Weis; Photo: Richard Termine  Performer: Jennifer Miller; Photo: Richard Termine  Performers: Jennifer Miller and Jon Kinzel; Photo: Richard Termine

In March 2015, Weis launched the first of a series of installations at WeisAcres that would eventually take over the entire building at 537 Broadway.

The first iteration, How is Dance Transmitted?, explored ways in which dance is experienced both in the live, present moment and how dances of the past are resurrected on screen. The audience moved through the rooms of Weis’ apartment and studio that had been transformed into varied dance-viewing portals. In one room, the audience viewed dances from the distant and recent past through a crystal ball. In another, Weis subverted the distance between audience and performer by mingling the the two groups on the dance floor.

Fortune Teller: Saori Tsukada

 

 

Performance history:

Sundays on Broadway, WeisAcres, NYC (2015 – premiere)
Sundays on Broadway, WeisAcres, NYC (2015)
Sundays on Broadway, WeisAcres, NYC (2015)
Sundays on Broadway, WeisAcres, NYC (2015)