While We Are Human

While We Are Human

This set was created for While We Are Human, by Sapience Dance Company.  The site-specific, 360 degree design is primarily cast-offs from remodeling projects.  The sculptural elements move easily on casters, and made multiple set changes throughout the evening length performance.

At times the audience was guided or herded with the movable elements, shifting them throughout the entry lobby and performance space.  Four pillars are covered with painted views of the forest or cityscapes.  Even the built-in kitchen in the venue became part of the set, featuring a live score composed and performed by Nathan Seder.

Picture of four dancers in earth tones
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate). Photo by Jenny Peterson.
pic of installation art
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate). Photo by Stephen Fandrich.
dancers in movement with audience in background
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
pic of installation
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate). Photo by Jenny Peterson.
dancers framed by audience in front
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
pic of installations
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
dancers in front of installation
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate). Photo by Jenny Peterson.
pic of installations
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate). Photo by Stephen Fandrich.
part of installation
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate). Photo by Stephen Fandrich.
dancer standing in front of installation
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
audience in forefront and dancer in the background
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
dancer on floor with audience in background
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
dancers with audience in background
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
dancer crouching on the floor next to part of installation
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
dances on installation set
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
dancer standing in front of set
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
pic of installations
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
pic of dancer in front of installation
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).
dancers in front of installation
While We Are Human, 2012, reclaimed wood and clothing, paint, cardboard, branches. 20′ x 20′ (approximate).