An interactive dance/media concert staged in Prague that situates performers in a processed landscape of media fragments (images, texts, sounds, movement, memories) sampled from cities real and imaginary.

Dancers, musician and media performers on stage were accompanied by projected visuals using John Crawford’s Active Space intermedia performance system to process a live onstage camera feed combined with footage recorded on location and an architectural rendering of texts from the Invisible Cities of Italo Calvino. Urban Fabric: Prague is one in a series of interactive dance/media works staged in Europe, China and California. Influenced and inspired by Calvino’s stories, the Urban Fabric project reflects on the urban experience as an embodiment of collective memory, a repository for narrative that continually evolves through our physical responses to the circumstances we inhabit. Featured as the keynote opening event in the International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Commissioned by the National Gallery of Prague.

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Venue

National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic

Credits

Director, media designer & performer: John Crawford

Choreographer & performer: Lisa Naugle

Composer & performer: Martin Gotfrit

Media performer: Kara Miller

Dancer: Garrett Moore

Location footage: Kara Miller & Garrett Moore

Production date: June 2005