"Mudança de Dança" was one of nine works shown on the media facade of the FIESP building, located in Paulista Avenue, for FILE LED SHOW 2017. FILE (festival de linguagem eletrônica) is Sao Paulo's Electronic Language International Festival.
Choreographed and performed by Kai-Wen Yang
Directed and designed by Harshini J. Karunaratne
With the support of Felix Beck, Paula Perissinotto, NYU Abu Dhabi, and FILE Festival
As the expression of the body through dance is an important element to Brazilian culture, this design centers on the importance of not losing the freedom to move one’s body. Each face of the media facade is treated as a container in which a dancer is trapped within. The objective of the design is to remind the passerby not to fall into the confines of the everyday work life.
The design is inspired by the work of Trisha Brown who believes in the everyday body as being a performance body, in that simple actions like sitting, standing or jumping can be seen as dance. It is also inspired by Brazil’s vibrant dance culture, which places an emphasis on the exaggerated movement of one’s own body.
Music: "Silent Partner" by Octagon.