Directed by Grisha Coleman, Echo::System is a performance of ‘constructed’ environments with live music, dance, live video and electro-acoustic design. Performers and viewers co-exist within a sensory rich, immersive environment, witnessing stories that unfold as a way to re-examine contemporary urban life. Natural habitats such as the bottom of the ocean floor, an open prairie land, a volcanic island, a desert, a forest, provide the information from which the team of collaborators develop physical, virtual and mythological material systems to create alternative environments. Echo::System creates a new awareness for collaborators and audiences alike of the potential relevance of live art, the resonance between art and science and the impact of technology on the American landscape.
Echo::System was supported by the MAP Fund of Creative Capital Foundation, and the Multicultural Arts Initiative.
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