Sculpted stage set for multi-media dance collaboration, sub-Rosa
I spent the entire summer of 2007 engrossed with creating visual effects for sub-Rosa. A multi-media collaboration with Seattle choreographer Cheronne Wong, sub-Rosa explores an international undercover world, the unveiling of masked identities and communication by numeric code. Cheronne’s inspiration came from recordings of shortwave numbers stations rumored to be a document of covert messages from the world’s secret agencies. I incorporated my trademark wire drawings based on aviation/topographical maps into the environmental landscape on stage by suspending them above the dancers, as well as attaching them to one of the costumes. Co-sponsored by the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, 4Culture and The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle, sub-Rosa debuted in September of 2007 at The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. Performers: Christina Guillette, Danny Herter, Naho Shioya, Kadee Stotler. Composer: Amy Denio. Video: John Pai. Costume Designer: K.D. Schill. Lighting Design: Melinda M. Short.