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Figures

Figures
Performance


Commissioned by the University of Roehampton
for the 3rd Year BA Honors Dance Studies, Performance & Repertory module. 

Figures is a composition of ever-changing human sculptures. The work transcribes the process of turning an external stimulus, such as sound or music, into physical movement through the use of a harmonograph. This machine, at the crossroads of science and art, uses interconnected pendulums to produce visual representations of musical patterns called Lissajous curves. You have probably seen something similar on the screensaver designs when listening to music on Windows media player. The harmonograph essentially becomes the Rosetta Stone between music and dance suggesting that the creative process can be interchangeable.

Through the use of this visual Imagery created from rhythm, tone and pitch, Figures attempts to become the physical translation of sound images. 

Preview performance:
21st of April 2017, 6.30 pm
Dance Fields Conference: Staking a Claim for Dance Studies in the 21st Century
https://dancefields.org/

Premiere Performance:
5th of May 2017, 6.30 pm
Michaelis Theatre, University of Roehampton
London SW15 5PJ
 

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Choreography
GEORGIA TEGOU 

Music originally composed for 'Figures' by
F73

Lighting design
MICHAEL TOON
GEORGIA TEGOU

Choreographer's assistants
KYRIAKI NASIOULA
CHARA PANAGI

Performers
TERESA BIARD
MELISSA BRILL
ZOE CARTLIDGE
SAMANTHA CERIANI
MAY FANG
HANNAH ROSE CUTLER GARCIA
WINONA ELLEN GUY
KELSEY JONES
SARAH LOTTER
JEREMIAH OLUSOLA
DRUMMOND ROSS
JEYDA SALIH
ALICE MEGAN SEAGER
MALLAI ROSE SIMPSON
ALEXANDRA TURNER
GEORGIA WESTLEY
LAURA WHITLOCK
 

Image: Anon, 2015. Harmonograph 12. www.rickhall.co.uk. Available at: http://rickhall.co.uk/harmonograph-12/ [Accessed December 3, 2016].