Three Perspectives in One Space (2014)

*full music score not represented in this exerpt

Three perspectives in one space projects the audience into a world of examining the body as architecture, beginning with the solitary presence of an angular gigantic structure, designed by Seattle-based architect Cameron Irwin. The abstract exoskeleton towers above the three performers, who serve as moving counterpoints to the stationary structure. Composer Nico Tower fully immerses the audience into the performance through her live ambient soundscape. Director Coleman Pester’s development of this work with Seattle-based dancers Shannon Stewart and Victoria Jacobs experiments with the shedding of human characteristics and shifting the body into sculptural states. The dehumanized state is then shattered with the reemergence of the dancers’ humanity. This arc poses a psychological conflict to the audience, by presenting a clash of the body as architectural or human. The piece resolves, compelling the audience to wonder how physical structures influence their personal psychology.

Premiered at Northwest New Works Festival 2014
Commissioned by On The Boards

Concept and Direction: Coleman Pester 
Choreography: Coleman Pester (in close collaboration with the dancers)
Dancers: Victoria Jacobs, Coleman Pester, Shannon Stewart 
Scoring and Accompaniment: Nico Tower 
Set Design: Cameron Irwin 
Lighting Design: Evan Anderson 
Fabrication: Glen Stellmacher, Cameron Irwin