Taking Your Experience for Mine

The rapidly evolving relationship between people, technology and online culture inspires taking your experience for mine, an adventurous work created by Sara Coffin, one of BC's most exciting emerging choreographic voices.

Governed by digital devices, flat screens, and conditioned responses, this ensemble work rich with haunting imagery, is a kinetic renegotiation of skill resulting in the disembodiment of self. Through the use of webcams, projections, and live video feed, Coffin amplifies a new language of disjointedness and lost connections in this investigation on how digital traces affect the body.


Taking Your Experience For Mine (2011)

Choreography: Sara Coffin

Multimedia Designer: Andrew Hawryshkewich

Composer: Phil Thomson

Lighting Designer: Kimberly Plough

Dancers: Jacinte Armstrong, Julia Carr, Meghan Goodman, Amanda Sheather

World Premiere: April 29, 2011 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (Vancouver)
Quartet, 50min

What the Press Says:
"...capable of going deep beyond the shallow surfaces of social networking...Capturing the body language of a world wired to smart phones, Sara's Taking you Experience for Mine is hauntingly gorgeous" -The Georgia  Straight

"Dance finds big questions in little devices.... Coffin's distinctive point of view and melding of movement and technology quickly won her a reputation as one to watch in Vancouver's dance scene." -The Westender

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Background Photo Credits: Michelle Doucette