Imposter/Contained unites movement, textural installation, and video projection with live original score to embody how hierarchical power structures impact mood, choice, and dynamic within individual character and community. Directed by Andrea Cerniglia, movement sequences reveal exaggerated shaping, acceleration and deceleration of time, and gestural mannerisms unique to each performer. Installation elements enclose, contain, and guide movers and audience members through a divided space. Animated movement characters are revealed as the viewer experiences a world of dynamic mood shifts, layered sounds, and vibrant video projections.
Imposter/Contained's collaborative team includes artistic architect and director of dropshift dance, Andrea Cerniglia, composer Chris Fisher-Lochhead, designers Collin Bunting and Jeremiah Jones, video artist Rosa Gaia Saunders, and lighting designer Richard Norwood.
The Imposter Series is the current collaborative performance vehicle for dropshift dance, a performance company that is a provocative, inquisitive and authoritative investigator of movement. Conceived through a collaborative incubation laboratory of movement, sound, and visual installation, the work engages audience with dialogue, choice and experimental practice. dropshift was founded in 2009 by Chicago based artist Andrea Cerniglia as a movement project dedicated to a collaborative and investigative studio practice and pushing the boundaries of the art form in performance.