Title: Choosing Life
Director: Edson Soares
Producer: Edson Soares
NYU Affiliation: Graduate
Needs: Dancer (male), Music composer
“Choosing Life” is a performance about a famished hunter in a world inhabited by his vain eidolon. Taking on the non-sectarian spiritual traditions as a starting point, the piece invites the audience to look inside themselves and accept their flaws, virtues and instincts.
The audience engages in the story by partially controlling the lights. When entering the room, the public receive instructions to wear headsets with a flashlight attached, causing an initial discomfort on interactions. A semi-reflective wall hides the stage and suggests them to look at themselves first. Once the show starts, the stage is solely lighted by users’ flashlights. They will find the character struggling for survival, threatened by their presence.
A set of suspended light rings will come down and “dance” around the performer, shining on his hyper reflective husk. These lights are the key for his recovery, if he let go his vanity.
I'm an ITP student and I'm looking for a dancer mostly, but also a music composer. Don't hesitate to reach out (Phone: 917 971 3108), share your reel and portfolio. I will be happy to share the mockups and stage design for this piece. More info about me : www.hiedson.com
Dates of Production: Feb - April 2016