TRANSIT

Directed by Sarah J. Ewing

Choreography by S. J. Ewing in collaboration with the dancers

Projection Design by Jonathan Hsu 

Transit is an original dance-theater work created to be presented in the Dupont Underground across four performances.  The work asks – as we move through time – what bridges our intangible interior lives with the physically constructed environments we have built. The lateral space between action and impact, between our interior lives and our actual environment, doesn’t seem accurately captured by our conventional understanding of time. 

Does physics define what a lifetime looks like or do we? 

Transit uses motion capture technology to inform the animation of the projections which cover the interior of the tunnel surface.  The dancers evoke our interior worlds while the tunnel walls, and the narrow and linear nature of the space evokes the external world and our journey through it.  The interaction of dancer to projection illustrates the engagement of these two worlds.  

TRANSIT was created and presented through a Performance, Event and Festival Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities with the support of CulturalDC's Inaugural Space4: Performing Arts season and CityDance. 

Photo by XMBPhotography

S. J. Ewing & Dancers is a DC-based contemporary dance company that makes theater and site-specific work at the intersection of art and technology

Sarah J. Ewing is a CityDance Ignite Resident Artist and her work is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.  

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