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The concept was to work with the message of the piece and create an enclosed, intimate space within the theater to increase the feelings of both a sense of security and urgency for the audience. The audience was invited to sit on the stage, close to the performers, as they were guided through a performance of spoken word, meditation, and dance. We worked closely with lighting designer Mandy Ringger to create the mystical atmosphere required for the show.
Alex Rodabaugh is a dancer, performer, and dance maker whose work has been shown throughout New York City. His newest work g1br33l , curated by Miguel Gutierrez to be a part of this series at Gibney, brings the spiritual guide Archangel Gabriel into the twenty-first century. As he receives messages from the universe via the Internet, g1br33l must communicate these through performance in order to usher in a prophesied Golden Age of humanity.
All photos taken by Alex Escalante