Out of the Loop Festival
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Satellite-Dance at Watertower Theatre -
Out of the Loop Festival 
Kihyoung Choi, Jessica Thomas, Taryn Thompkins
                                                        
Water's Edge Photos: Milton Adams
                 
                                          

by Mary L. Clark of John Garcia's The Column


If you take Satellite-Dance Collective's name literally, it is a wonderful description as their work is collaboration between dance and interactive media – camera and computer. . . .

I hardly ever use press release text to enhance my reviews, but in this case, it will assist in describing the beauty

of their second piece, Water's Edge. This work "is an intermedia dance infused with text, sound score, and

projected water images ... illuminating a continuum of change." "Three women aboard a vessel (and)forage into

the abyss of change ... pouring, drowning, climbing ... approaching the water's edge" ... "and resolve into freedom on the other side." These three are clothed in diaphanous tunics and pants of red, navy and gold. As they flow,

battle and succumb to the water, gauzy color images are projected in the background. The piece is so ethereal, so delicate and beautifully performed.

Artistic Director and Choreographer, Mary Lynn Babcock, founded this company in 2009. While they are still young, the talent onstage is far from novice and has the richness and confidence of more seasoned dancers. I am anxious to see where this young company will perform next and am now intrigued to see more of this imaginative blend of dance and technology - human and machine.

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