Productions [evening-length concerts]
Performance Tech—Tim Glenn and Company ConcertPerformance Tech—Tim Glenn and Company produced its first full evening of dance in Madison, WI, in 1996. The event, noted as the most memorable dance concert of 1996 by the Capital Times, included: Spelunking, Henry's Own Words, Ride, If You Believe in Angels, Posts and Pillows (in collaboration with Jazzworks Dance Company), and Embodiments of Silence. The company performed throughout Southern Wisconsin and the Chicago area, where it acquired regional acclaim. PT-TG&C offered classes in Modern Dance technique and repertory as a member of MetroDance, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin’s non-profit professional training center for dance. MetroDance, Inc. was also the home of the regionally renowned Jazzworks and Ballet Madison dance companies. Together, these three companies produced annual concert tours.
Aqueous Myth: Tales of a Water PlanetAqueous Myth: Tales of a Water Planet is foremost an interdisciplinary, collaborative process that culminates in an original, evening-length production of dance and technology, a synthesis of media and motion that explores human experience in relation to water. Unified by a liquid theme, consecutive vignettes explore contrasting approaches to expression through the moving body partnered by illusionary projection designs in an ever-changing, mediated atmosphere of reflective surfaces. A seamless blending of production elements results in an intrinsic work of total theater that undeniably acknowledges the mentorship of Alwin Nikolais. As an innate element of the production, digital video is used as both choreographic tool and illumination of landscape and architecture, yet attention to the use of technology is minimized and emphasis is given to the fusion of elements united to create an integrated whole.
Whistling Doves: An Evening of Multimedia Dance TheaterWhistling Doves is an original multimedia dance work based on inspirations from the life and art of Henry Clews, Jr. It premiered in January of 1999 in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance (Choreography and Technology), from The Ohio State University. The evening-length solo work, directed and choreographed by Tim Glenn, included live dance, multiple projections of digitally edited video providing atmosphere and real-time interactivity, animations, props, costumes, live doves, and musical selections from the 1920's, 1930's, and more contemporary modern/classical compositions. All technological aspects of this production, as well as costume designs and construction were created by Glenn, who was also the performer. A white-box theater was constructed within the intimacy of Studio III in Sullivant Hall on the Ohio State University campus. This space acted as a three-dimensional projection canvas and included an entire wall of mirrors that reflected projected video images and created multiple illusions of perspective.