Premiere: September 3-18, 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Philadelphia PA, 626 North 5th Street - Theater West at the HUB
Tour Productions: January 14-15, 2011 Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre, Pittsburgh PA
January 5-8, 2012 3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street, NYC
September 13-15, 2012 IngenuityFest, Cleveland, IL
Development Residencies/ in-progress showings: Amherst College (June 2009); Maggie Alesse National Center for Choreography MANCC, Tallahassee FL (August 2009); Swarthmore College (October 2009), The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival (March/May/June 2010)
TAKES is a genre bending exploration of dance installation and cinema. Conceived by Canuso and Multi-media director Lars Jan, TAKES immerses you in a shimmering world of ﬁlm noir dream. 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 (Pig Iron Theatre Company) in this panoramic adventure for the senses.
The audience is free to wander and shift perspective during the performance as well as during gallery hours. They are invited into the gallery to explore the performance space and interact with the exhibit. At scheduled performance times, the two performers enter and the live event unfolds. Sample videos captured during the 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival can be seen here.
The research and development of TAKES was made possible by a grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance.