CONTEMPORARY DANCE PIECE FOR CASA FESTIVALRole: Projection Artist
BY ANNA ALVAREZ
I was responsible for creating the motion graphics for the performance’s backdrop. Using particle renders and photo composition, I created a hallucinogenic journey to facilitate the dancers and audience a like.
Moonlight (Ch'lsi) is a dance theatre piece rooted in native Mapuche Culture, the indigenous tribes of Argentina and Chile and uses the languages of dance, theatre and video projection. Ch'lsi means moonlight in Mapugen (native Mapuche tongue), the time when Mapuche ceremonies take place. This piece spans the mythical and real worlds of three generations of a family of women starting in indigenous roots in the Mapuche culture to be violently thrust into modern day urban life. Moonlight is a dance theatre story of a young woman seeking to retrace the ancestry of her family in order to understand who she is and what is her legacy.
The project received a commission from CASA Festival and the Fenton Trust and an R+D and 1st draft of the show was performed as part of the festival at The Arcola “new work” evening in July 2019.