M.A.D.D. Rhythms and company member and principal soloist Carmen Paquette present “Momentary Magnetism,” Friday, April 23 at the Art-Science Festival 2021 @ Illinois: The Illuminated Universe and via the M.A.D.D. Rhythms YouTube channel beginning Monday, April 26 at 5 p.m.
The piece, choreographed by Paquette, uses the medium of Tap dance to express the phenomenon of magnetism. It aims to further encourage the importance of exposure to the sciences, technology, engineering, art and math as cohesive and complementary concepts.
Joining Paquette in “Momentary Magnetism” are Time Brickey, Andrew Carr, Izaiah Harris, Caleb Jackson, Donnetta “Lilbit” Jackson, Carmen Paquette, KJ Sheldon and Davon Suttles.
The video production team for “Momentary Magnetism” includes Carmen Paquette (director/editor); Faraz Mirza (cinematography/VFX supervisor); Elise Owen (camera operator); Nate Crossley (drone operations) and Evan Duckworth (lighting design and operation) with Tap audio production by Time Brickey.
“Momentary Magnetism” wishes to thank: M.A.D.D. Rhythms, the Harold Washington Cultural Center, Daniel and the Shoemaker group, Pamela Pena-Martin, Smitha Vishveshwara, Dorothy Jeanius STEAM Camp, the National Science Foundation through University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.
“Momentary Magnetism” is supported by the National Science Foundation through University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Award Number DMR-1720633. Additional support provided by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.