Thursday, 23 May 2013

Mechanics of the Dance Machine Kickstarter

Earlier this year, my remix (along with other remixes by Richard Lannoy, Kreepa, Medasyn, Cerebral Productions, Parsley Sounds, G. Prokofiev, and Heavy Deviance) of Gabriel Prokofiev's Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra was used by renowned choreographer, Karole Armitage for her Mechanics of the Dance Machine at New York Live Arts. 

A former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Armitage became known as the "punk ballerina" in the 80s as she forged a distinctive career, creating original works for Baryshnikov's American Ballet Theatre, the Paris Opera Ballet, and the video for Madonna's ‘Vogue’. 

Rehearsals for Mechanics of the Dance Machine – which the Huffington Post called "red hot" – were filmed by Eli Schmidt who is currently seeking funding via Kickstarter to complete the short documentary about the process. You can pledge your support at their fundraising page here. Meanwhile, a short extract (which does not, incidentally, feature my remix) can be viewed below.

and here's my remix …

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