Choreography (Live Performance + Installation)
Live performance presented by Manifattura delle Arti in Bologna's arts district on May 24, 2018. This live performance of CROWDS is part of an ongoing dance and film project between Sarah Friedland and Art Factory International, produced by Brighid Greene.
CROWDS is an investigation of the choreography of crowd typologies and the slippages between them. A group of dancers fluctuate between 13 different crowd types. Much like a flock of murmurating birds, the thresholds between these crowd types are blurred and distorted: the rocking of bodies in prayer slipping into the shaking of raving dancers, the training exercises of sports teams sliding into the structured formations of fascist spectacles.
Photos by Francesco Pierantoni.
action! the choreography of film genre, 2016 (expanded cinema performance/installation)
Cine-choreographic installation by Sarah Friedland in residence with The Bellwether. Collaboration with Diane Zhou (illustrator), Jenny Sevy (dancer), and Assaf Gidron (sound designer and electronic musician).
Part-video supercut, part-dance notation and part-live choreography jam, action! investigated how genre itself is a choreography. action! was a moving typology of genre film gestures that simultaneously deconstructed my method of dance-making.