Bye, with Sarah Warsop

Collaboration with Choreographer and Performer Sarah Warsop. Charles Kriel - Music Composer and Supervisor, Projection Designer.

Bye is one of two contemporary dance works by choreographer Sarah Warsop, designed to incorporate video in their performance, both of which I was fortunate to work on.
Here is an excerpt about the works from their AHRC documentation:
The commission was to create a stage-based aural and visual performance environment, rather than the traditional music composition and staging built to accompany dance.
The aim of the research was to create a performed audio-visual environment as a monolithic compositional element. The audio-visual work for both Flap and Bye were works independent of the choreography, yet both functioned to incorporate the choreography as though all were of a single piece.
The starting point for Bye was "how different people say goodbye", from sound, through text, to gesture. Flap was a far more intimate and ambiguous work, choreographed for a single dancer, and requiring a single monolithic projected image.
The first run of performances (five in total) began February 6, 2003 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. A second run of Flap was performed at Tate Britain, and a final run of both works was performed at the Linbury, Royal Opera House.
The works received positive reviews from The GuardianThe Times, Time Out London, The Evening Standard, i-D Magazine, The Stage, and others. The work also led to two commissions from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
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