Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theater
2:00 – 3:30PM
130 Collegiate Loop, Montgomery Hall 202
Tallahassee, Florida 32306, United States
Join the Florida State University’s College of Fine Arts and School of Dance for an afternoon discussion with distinguished choreographer, teacher and dancer, Silas Riener. Riener will discuss Tesseract, a collaboration between Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell and Riener himself. The presentation will include excerpts shown for reference, and will be followed by a discussion of dance and technology.
Images obscure and reveal moving bodies behind a translucent scrim, magnified and refracted by Atlas. Through collective action, Tesseract forges a link between human ritual conjuring and new technological magic between the past and the future.
Silas Riener is a choreographer, teacher, and dancer that graduated from Princeton University in 2006 and currently works as a licensed stager for the Merce Cunningham Trust. He was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from November 2007 until its closure at the end of 2011, and he received a 2012 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for his solo performance in Cunningham’s Split Sides. While performing with MCDC, Riener completed his MFA in Dance at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since 2010, he has collaborated with Rashaun Mitchell. As a dancer, Riener has worked with Chantal Yzermans, Takehiro Ueyama, Christopher Williams, Joanna Kotze, Jonah Bokaer, Rebecca Lazier, Kota Yamazaki, Tere O’Connor, Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey.