GLYPH performance coming to NHMU’s “canyon”


Surrounded by dinosaur bones and artifacts within the Natural History Museum of Utah, and digital glyph images projected on the massive walls of the museum’s “canyon,” modern dance student performers will move to an original three-dimensional sound score created by New York composer Ryan Ross Smith at a site-specific event on two Wednesdays—Feb. 13 and 20—between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. The piece was created by modern dance professor Ellen Bromberg and explores ideas of time, embodiment, and the human drive to mark one’s existence.

The digital glyphs were designed by Jim Agutter, a professor in the School of Architecture + Planning, with assistance from design student Elliot Francis, and will be triggered by the dancers to create new contexts and visual relationships.

Text from obituaries collected from the collaborators as well as retrieved in real time from the Internet, will be projected on the massive walls of the Museum’s Canyon as part of the visual environment of the piece.

The audience is invited to attend at any time during the performances, as it is an ongoing evolving work. The event is presented by the College of Fine Arts, Department of Modern Dance, and the Natural History Museum of Utah. For more information, contact Ellen Bromberg (801-587-9807).

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