Dancing Shadows Series Merián Soto

Several years ago I became interested in documenting my experience of place by videotaping my shadow in motion. A direct extension of shadow work in branch dance performances within projected environments, this work opens up many possibilities, extending choreography and performance into graphic imagery. As performance practice, familiar movement patterns are subverted; the dancer must simultaneously design and capture her own shadow images.

Dreaming of my island and my mom
Out of respect for the blinding power of the sun I turned, and was greeted by my shadow.
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