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Thursday, December 2, 7 pm Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum FREE
Gravitational Forces explores technology as a medium for artistic expression by using dance and video to create a multi-sensory experience. This performance represents the emotions and struggles we face as humans through a fusion of dance, video, and generated sound. Dancers Anaya Cullen, Kaita Lepore, and Steven Jasso pull from the audience’s “kinesthetic sympathy” with the aid of Pinter’s direction and technological additions.
Marco Pinter (Creator/Director) received a B.A. from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and a M.S. from the University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA. He has produced many performances including RUCKUS with Cloud Eye Control, Pamela Z, and his company’s Dichotomous as well works for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA with dancers from Company XIV, String Theory, and the State Street Ballet. A developer for Disney Imagineering and Mattel, Pinter has 7 issued patents and 23 pending patents in live video technology, robotics, interactivity, and telepresence.
Support for Forum Lounge is generously provided by: Endevermusic Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, Santa Barbara Winery, and the Santa Barbara Independent. Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday.
This month's Forum Lounge explores the genre of dance and movement in an interactive multimedia format to feature the original work Gravitiional Forces. The performance piece was conceptualized and produced by Marco Pinter, a local software engineer and MAT (Media, Arts & Technology) PhD student at UCSB, whose passion for merging art (specifically movement/dance) with technology has resulted in various local projects. For this piece, Marco used his broad base of software and technological knowledge to collaborate with local choreographers and dancers Anaya Cullen, Steven Jasso and Kaita Lepore to produce a series of small vignettes, all tied together by multimedia interactive components. As a result, the dancers use sensory equipment as an extension of their movements, creating a visual and audio component to the piece that is based on real-time experiences.