Moviehouse's The Circle Bridge combines live choreography and site-specific video projections to tell a story of interconnectivity, travel and history. Audience members follow their own distinct narrative as they walk the span of the 2810 foot Pulaski Bridge that connects Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Long Island City, Queens across the Newtown Creek. Along their walk they encounter four separate projections and two unique performances that each tell a distinct part of their tale. Each element is integrally designed to give each viewer a unique all-encompassing visual, audio and physical experience.
Bridge is structured by six overlapping stories that are grounded in the history of the bridge, the neighborhoods that surround it and the communities that live and work there. The audience meets six distinct characters and they traverse time and space in interconnected loops. Projected photographs morph into animations then come to life as real people.
Director: Chris Henderson
Choreography: Mayuna Shimizu/Blue Muse Dance
Animation: Nathan Punwar
Performers: Hazuzi Homma, Matthew Roberts, Femi Olagoke, Malin Barr, Robin Johnson & Megan Nordle
Sponsorship: Broadway Stages