This course will be a hands-on symposium of the different methods to use video in relationship to performance work, including documentation, video dance making (both as a translation of existing choreography and a video only work), and mediated video performance technology. The course will examine the current state of technology, including cameras, software and video hardware used in performance, video dance making, and documentation of work, and give students (as individuals and collaborative teams) a chance to investigate media in a choreographic process; either in documentation, editing, and/or performance work with a video component. The course will also discuss the historical and current work in the field that has and is shaping the mediated dance field.
Rachel Boggia is a choreographer, performer, video editor and educator making work that foregrounds embodied creativity while crossing boundaries between disciplines and media. Currently teaching in the dance program in the Bates College Department of Theater and Dance, she has served on the faculty of Wesleyan University, Connecticut College, Dickinson College and the Ohio State University. She is a member of the Bates Dance Festival documentation team, where she has supervised the development of more than 25 videos for youtube.com/BatesDanceFestival since 2009. Boggia's dance documentaries, videodances, and mediated performances have been seen in Ireland, Germany and around the US. She has designed projections performances by Jeanine Durning and long-time collaborator Vanessa Justice. She holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BS in Biology from Cornell University. http://www.rachelboggia.org
Shawn Hove, artistic director of shove gently dance/theatre, received his MFA in Choreography and Dance Technology from the Ohio State University in 2005 and his BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 1997. He is a multidisciplinary dance artist investigating and working in dance as a choreographer, dancer, collaborator, educator, lighting designer and media artist. From 2005-2010, he was on faculty in OSU’s Department of Dance, where he was a Technology and Media Advisor for faculty and student research. He also taught technology-based courses in video editing and media in performance. As co-video director, he is going into his tenth year at the Bates Dance Festival where he helps document the festival’s performances and more. Hove recently worked as a collaborating producer for the installation work of Norah Zuniga Shaw’s Synchronous Objects, Reproduced. This work is based on the website of choreographer William Forsythe's Synchronous Objects project. John Mueller’s Dance Film Archived has commissioned Shawn to help create DVDs on Loie Fuller’s Fire Dance, Leonide Massine’s Gaite Parisien and Symphonie Fantastique. Hove currently is a staff/lecturer at Connecticut College where he works as production coordinator, teaches dance production and media in performance courses.
Peter Richards is a videographer, artist and dancer living in New York City. He has produced archival performance documentation for hundreds of artists in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Columbus and Maui. He has created video projections for performances shown at Aaron Davis Hall, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, and Symphony Space in New York City, as well as at Trinity College and The Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Other video works have been shown at The Pregones Theater, The Stark Gallery, Dance on Camera Festival, and the MIX Festival in New York City. Peter toured extensively with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project’s Past/Forward as the live-camera operator for the performance piece. In 2010 he was awarded a “Bessie,” along with all collaborators, for his video contribution in Yanira Castro’s Dark Horse/Black Forest – Gershwin. Since 2000 he has been the resident videographer for The Bates Dance Festival.