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Dimensional Yearnings

This is a dance performed on April 23, 2009 at Eric Hamber Secondary School in Vancouver, which was a collaboration between the dance and math departments. Essentially we were experimenting with motion in 1, 2 and 3 dimensional space.

I wanted to place a narrative on to the dance so that it wasn't just a intellectual exploration but rather an emotional one as well. The dots of light are experimenting with motion in the 1st dimension and the 2nd Dimension is expressed through the projection of the shadows on to the white scrim. For the 3rd Dimension the dancers and choreographers experimented with making shapes that represented 3D with our bodies as a group. I hope you enjoy our dance.

Excerpt from September 1, 1939 From Another Time by W. H. Auden, published by Random House. Copyright © 1940 W. H. Auden, renewed by The Estate of W. H. Auden. Used by permission of Curtis Brown, Ltd.