"Encapsulating" is an interactive work of video and audio composed specifically to accompany choreography by Ellie Leonhardt. We were interested in creating a work that uses technology to convey a multiplicity of perspectives as welll as a sense of containement, resistance, and escape. The video uses a camera on the live dancer as input to a series of visual columns and is controlled by audio cues as well as automated through algorithmic processes. The sound world is created by the live electronic manipulation of a Javanese gender (a 14-key bronze percussion instrument).
This video is from a performance on February 22, 2010 on the Centerpieces program at the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater at the University of North Texas.