Broken Glass

Screendance2020

About

Broken Glass is a screendance by John Crawford and Lisa Naugle, set to Inharmonic Fantasy No. 13 by Hubert Howe. Converging reality and dreamspace, the film uses the interplay of light and broken surfaces to consider modes of perception and the inner work of imagination. Choreographed phrases were captured in a green screen studio, then recombined with time-lapse footage from natural environments, juxtaposed to evoke passing shadows and fragmentary forms.

Stunned from the fall, broken glass lies on the surface
Look! Between the pieces, it’s not what it seems to be.
Worlds are there, floating between shards of tiny sharp edges.
Light shines through broken glass
Carried on hands and in the nightlife of clouds.

Venue
Spread Spectrum Festival

Moscow, Russia. July 2020.

Credits
Director
John Crawford
Choreographer
Lisa Naugle
Composer
Hubert Howe
Dancers
Katerina Christhilf
Claire Goldes
Madyson Landon
Cara Laughlin
Anna Olson
Cassidy Reiff
Sophia Vangelatos
Costumes
Dianne Graebner
Special Thanks
Kelly Musgrove
Joel Veenstra
UCI Dance Department
UCI EM+D Institute