‘this clever collaboration reveals the potential of interdisciplinary arts to create an experience greater than the sum of its parts… a magical performance that’s both eerie and entertaining’ (Dance.com)Discombobulator is a fantastical solo set against evolving projections of a neglected Venetian façade. The dance triggers, in real-time, live electronic composition and computer-generated imagery. This media interplay explores the ultimately insurmountable separation between the physical presence of the body and the imaginative possibilities of virtual reality.
Discombobulator is a collaboration between Ben Duke, Will Duke, Dario Palermo and Zoë Svendsen.
The piece was developed during a 12 day interdisciplinary residency at the Venice Biennale’s International Festival of Contemporary Music (2009).
Discombobulator was part of Dance Umbrella’s Brief Encounters series, in which short works by talented new choreographers or established artists are performed prior to main stage shows.