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1: Jessica Lang Dance performing Tesseracts of Time. Dancer: Kana Kimura. Photo by Sharen Bradford.

2, 4, 5: Jessica Lang Dance performing Tesseracts of Time. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

3. Jessica Lang Dance performing Tesseracts of Time. Dancers: Kana Kimura, Eve Jacobs, John Harnage. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

6. Jessica Lang Dance performing Tesseracts of Time. Dancer Julie Fiorenza

7. Jessica Lang Dance performing Tesseracts of Time. Photo by Sharen Bradford

8. Jessica Lang Dance performing Tesseracts of Time. Dancers: Jammie Walker, John Harnage. Photo by Sharen Bradford.

9. Jessica Lang Dance performing Tesseracts of Time. Photo by Sharen Bradford

Tesseracts of Time

  • Directed and Choreographed by Jessica Lang

    Set Design: Steven Holl

    Set Concept: Steven Holl in collaboration with Jessica Lang

    Architectural Director: Dimitra Tsachrelia
    Music: David Lang, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Arvo Pärt
    Costume Design: Bradon McDonald
    Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce

    Artistic Associate for Film: Kanji Segawa

    Technical Associate for Filming of Dancers: Milan Misko

    Filming of Architectural Spaces and Technical Editor of Film: Ruoyu Wei, Steven Holl Architects

    Explorations of IN’ SHA Project Team: Ruoyu Wei, Yuliya Savelyeva

    Stage Set Construction: Paper Mâché Monkey

     

    Length: 21 minutes

    Number of Dancers: 9

     

    Tesseracts of Time, created in collaboration with architect Steven Holl and explores Holl’s basic belief of the relationship of architecture to the ground: Under the ground, In the ground, On the ground and Over the ground.

    This work was originally created for and produced by Jessica Lang Dance and premiered in 2015 at The Harris Theater for Music and Dance. It was co-commissioned by the Chicago Architectural Biennial, The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and Society for the Performing Arts:

     

    World Premiere Cast: Clifton Brown, Randy Castillo, Julie Fiorenza, John Harnage, Eve Jacobs, Kana Kimura, Laura Mead, Milan Misko, Jammie Walker