Frame Dance Productions presents Performing Asia: drift
drift is a unique exploration of sound, movement, and process. The performance features new and recent works of music and dance — composed and choreographed by Rob McClure and Lydia Hance, respectively — which center on dynamic cultural traditions through contemporary forms. The program is presented as a triple-bill:
Lingering Garden, a meditative piece for fixed media and dance, uses sounds from small Asian instruments such as singing bowls, gongs, and drums against an atmosphere of recorded sounds from the Lingering Garden in Suzhou, China.
For violin and percussion, at water’s edge was crafted from observing and recording life in Suzhou and infusing that activity methodically into musical content.
Finally, drift is a modern adaptation of the methods used by composer John Cage with the I Ching (Chinese “Book of Changes”) in his chance compositions. The world premiere piece is set for dance with string quartet.