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)
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