School of Dance presents "ENGRAM 4"

10 February 2021 Published in News and Announcements

February 19th and 20th, the School of Dance presents “ENGRAM 4,” an experimental dance piece created for the screen and virtually performed for Zoom, featuring Modern Dance MFA alumnus Scotty Hardwig and BFA alumnus Keanu Forrest Brady.


The work asks: from the language of the body in relation to multimedia, how can we find new portals that direct us towards a shared sense of humanity? From virtual presence we build an existential space through an unfolding world of ideas and sounds, trying to apprehend our own multiplicities and to recognize ourselves as virtually-interacting rhizomatic units, revealing the infinite connections between us. Inhabiting a kind of Escherian landscape at the digital crossroads between mirrors, cameras, geometries and bodies, four human beings search for themselves and for others through unlimited space. Is there a way out?

Directed and designed by choreographer Claudia Lavista, with original music by composer Albert Mathias, technological direction by Raúl Mendoza and performed by Jonathan Alavés, Diego Alcalá, and School of Dance alumni Scotty Hardwig and Keanu Forrest Brady, this project highlights a multinational collaboration of artists from the United States and Mexico beyond the borders.

RVSP now for "ENGRAM 4" on our virtual shows page!