New Original Works Festival at REDCAT centers on performance art and modern dance works that alternately trace how movement interacts with militant music, invokes issues of queer and feminine identity, and adapts to technology to reimagine the human body. Choreographer Milka Djordjevich symmetrically aligns the limbs of a group of women dancers within composer Chris Peck's martial, percussive score in Corps. Three performance artists engage in "an experimental collage of actions and movements" in Sebastian Hernandez's Hypanthium. Media artist KyungHwa Lee constructs an "architecture of the body" by using virtual reality and 3-D printing to envision an ideal physical form in Malleable Bodies: Flusser, Plasticity and the Corset.
The second installment of the three-week