NobleMotion Dance and Musiqa presents LiveWire
For two decades NobleMotion Dance and Musiqa have been breaking artistic boundaries in Houston and winning national acclaim for their adventurous programming. At the same time, Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, director of the BRAIN Center at University of Houston and professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been pioneering nonsurgical brain-machine interfaces to understand the brain in action in clinical, artistic and classroom settings.
For the first time, the groups converge to present the world premiere of LiveWire, an innovative collaboration between scientists, musicians, and dancers. The dancers will perform LiveWire wearing EEG skull caps (brain caps) to a new string quartet by Anthony Brandt. The performance also includes NobleMotion’s premiere of The Spider’s Den set to Lei Liang’s Gobi Gloria as well as the Houston premieres of Pierre Jalbert’s Piano Quintet and Carlos Simon’s Loop for String Trio. NobleMotion’s dynamic Rhythm Study and artwork by Houston-based visual artist Emily Fens round out the program.