Ace Lobby Lab Series Presents: “No Tech” by Joachim Pincon w/ music by Thomas Piper
The Ace Hotel NYC
Jul. 17, 2019, 06:00 pm
The show will happen simultaneously in the gallery and in the lobby – hence the two parts description.
Tied to each other, two dancers will navigate their own body and limitations. Choreographer Joachim Pinçon explores the moving body and its relationship to attachment.This piece questions the limitations we constantly impose on ourselves by looking at how freedom can arise from the dancing body. For this piece, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Thomas Piper has composed a suite of songs based on a futuristic dystopian world of NO TECH. Witness him perform this composition live in front of our audience.
This interactive dance installation will confront the audience with dancers. Thomas Piper has encapsulated sounds from NY’s streets, the Ace Hotel’s interior and his original music in the Roli Blocks. Audience members will engage in silent dialogue with the dancer by manipulating the music’s variables on the Roli Block pads, unleashing the sounds back into the space. In response, each movement artisan will intuitively improvise gestures in harmony to the music, relinquishing their body over to the controller.
The dancer will be wearing body extensions that will redefine his movement and generate alternative forms.