A shimmering world of film noir dream comes to life in TAKES. Conceived by Canuso and multimedia artist Lars Jan, TAKES is an unusual exploration of dance installation and cinema. Barely separated from the audience by the thin membrane of a giant projection box, this haunting duet flickers between memories and an intimate, visceral present. A gorgeously sensual melding of live bodies and film, TAKES manifests, reframes, refracts and spatially unfolds the forgotten moments of a relationship in real-time. Canuso performs alongside Dito Van Reigersberg in this panoramic adventure for the senses.

PERFORMED BY: Nichole Canuso, Dito Van Reigersberg
MEDIA INSTALLATION: Lars Jan
SOUND DESIGN by Michael Kiley
COSTUME & SET DESIGN: Maiko Matsushima
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Sarah Chandler
VIDEO SOFTWARE: Pablo Molina
PREMIERE: September 2010 at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

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“A master piece of tone… gently intimate… consistently captivating”
-The Philadelphia City Paper

TAKES has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and was Co-Commissioned by Philadelphia Live Arts. TAKES was created through residencies at Maggie Alessee National Center for Choreography (MANCC), Amherst College, and the LAB fellowship.