A Brilliant Blend of Dance and Architecture
REVIEW by Alice Kaderlan, Seattle Pi, November 11, 2016
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“Choreographers often collaborate with musicians, sound designers, costumers and visual artists. But
architects? Yet that's precisely what Jessica Lang has done with resounding success in her beautiful,
haunting "Tessaracts of Time."
Lang's partner in this haunting dance work is Steven Holl, the internationally renowned architect...In four sections, Lang kinetically represents Holl's sense of how buildings relate to the ground - under, in, on and over it.”


Tesseracts of Time
Commissioned by The Chicago Architecture Biennial, Lead Commissioner. John and Caroline Balantine, Sandra and Jack Guthman, and Michael and Sharon Tiknis through the Imagine campaign; Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Society for the Performing Arts: Commissioning Partners
Created for Jessica Lang Dance
Premiered in 2015
Music: David Lang, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Arvo Pärt
Set Design: Steven Holl
Costume Design: Bradon McDonald
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
9 dancers, 21 minutes
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The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II)
Commissioned by Ailey II
Premiered in 2006
Music: Trio Mediaeval
Costume Design: Elena Comendador
Costume Concept: Jessica Lang
Lighting Design: Al Crawford
1 dancer, 4 minutes
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Solo Bach
Commissioned by Global Dance Theater - Japan
Premiered in 2008
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
1 dancer, 3 minutes
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Thousand Yard Stare
Commissioned by Co-commissioned by Des Moines Performing Arts
Created for Jessica Lang Dance
Premiered in 2016
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Costume Design: Bradon McDonald
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
9 dancers, 20 minutes
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Sweet Silent Thought
Created for Jessica Lang Dance
Premiered in 2016
Music: Jakub Ciupinski
Costume Design: Bradon McDonald
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
4 dancers, 10 minutes
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