“Troika Ranch has further refined the integration of dance with new media… Here, video actually seems to be intelligent, capable of learning and quick to use its newfound material. A periodic montage of images later includes video feed taken during the performance, giving it a voyeuristic feel. It's a chilling reminder of the world we live in and that pervasive video surveillance makes us invisible to no one”. – The Dance Insider, Susan Yung

(2003 - The Duke on 42nd Street, NYC)
Choreography & Direction: Dawn Stoppiello in collaboration with the performers
Videography, Music & Direction: Mark Coniglio
Lighting Design: Susan Hamburger
Costume Design: Akiko Sato
Set Design: Joel Sherry

Performers: Danielle Goldman, Dawn Stoppiello, Michou Szabo, Sandra Tillett,
Musicians: Fireworks Ensemble – Leigh Stuart, Cello; Julian Moritz, Marimba; Alicia Lagger – Violin

Commissioning Partners: Jerome Foundation, Nancy Quinn Fund and Oberlin College.

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Four fictional characters selectively recreate their life experiences by returning to memories. Their stories and actions reveal the fallible and impermanent nature of human recall, where romanticized, repressed, lost, and recreated selves are the norm. Future of Memory posits that the process of how we store, recall, and embody the events of our lives defines who we are as individuals and, thereby, who we become as a community.

 

2004 Honorable Mention: Prix Ars Electronica

2003 Time Out New York Dance Audience