VISION.AI.R-e created the digital content and hybrid scenographic elements for Ana Sanchez-Colberg's work for Andanza, Puerto Rican Contemporary Dance Company.

The project was a first of its kind in Puerto Rico, an intensive 'in-process' two week laboratory introducing dancers to skills needed to perform in environments that bring together both live, digital bodies, digital spaces and hybrid spaces, where the digital and real co-exist. The performance was part of the evening Andanza Inédita at the Experimental Space Carlos Marichal, Luis A Ferre Fine Arts Centre, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 5-7, 2023.

QUINCUNX is a work for five dancers exploring the relationship between 'live' and digital performers in a hybrid scenographic space. The work, a first of its kind in Puerto Rico, introduced dancers to tech-art/choreography where the synthesis of choreography with digital content and methods is indivisible in shaping the identity of 'the work'.

QUINCUNX is a multivalent term: the five point design of the dice, as well as many other spatial formations, from architecture to flags, it is also a mathematical term. For this work, I focussed on a more obscure definition, the 'anti-aliasing' method in digital production, where a gap in the coding is corrected by adding external data not present in the original image. A somewhat ironic process, where the 'not real' defines the final form and therefore perception of the 'real'. This process became the working metaphor to develop five scenes exploring perception of the real: dancers performed duets with their electronic aliases, inhabited spaces that appeared to be three dimensional behind the stage wall, live-bodies where dissolved as if data, that kept shaping and reshaping the space.

Concept, choreography digital art: Ana Sánchez-Colberg

Digital Art: Ana Sánchez-Colberg for Vision.AI.R-e

Sound Composition: Lambros Pigounis

Performers: Albertx Rivera,Aura Gómez, Natalia Fajardo, Adriana Morales, Maru Toro

Lighting Design: Luis F Rivera