Award Recipient 2003
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Luke Allen (Seattle) received a 2003 GAP to offset theater and equipment expenses and artist fees for Echo. Echo, an evening-length dance, video and sound concert premiered at Consolidated Works earlier this year. The piece focuses on five women caught between the emerging landscapes of video and stage. The video was a composite of time-distorted movement and sharp juxtapositions of harsh animated shapes and sensual human forms, layered and projected from many angles, often completely immersing the dancers. “In many ways the textural nature of the video mirrors or amplifies the movement created by the dancers. At times an extension of the thoughts and emotions of the characters, and at others a visceral environment for them to move through…the dancers become a three-dimensional moving canvas as the video directs the focus of the environment.