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Rube Goldberg Variations

Choreographer Jody Oberfelder and composer Frank London collaborate on a new piece inspired by the cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg

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    Jody Oberfelder Projects

    Jody Oberfelder is a director, choreographer, and filmmaker. Whether on a proscenium stage, in a film, or installation, her body of work serves up tangible, visceral experiences of presence. Her immersive work 4Chambers, a piece about the heart, was performed in an historic home on Governors Island and in a former hospital.

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    Start Date
    November 1, 2020
    End Date
    June 1, 2021

Rube Goldberg Variations

Choreographer Jody Oberfelder and composer Frank London collaborate on a new piece inspired by the cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg

“Rube G”  a both an animated  film work, and live piece for five dancers is tribute to Rube Goldberg, the object artist and inventor. With original music composed by Frank London, we examine contagious, spontaneous, physical connections. The choreographic dance language is athletic and layered, corporally creating a tangible terrain of momentum, chain reaction, snapping, popping, levity and gravitas, teetering and tumbling.  Athletic and layered, we corporally creating a tangible terrain of momentum, chain reaction, snapping, popping, levity and gravitas, teetering and tumbling.  Costumes are by Katrin Schnabl.  Video Design will augment the live performance. “Rube G” brings to light how things (and people) build and destroy.  As we leave traces of our civilization, the stuff we accumulate, we leave our marks.  Dance, in its essential form, is ultimately is a zero waste event: we combust and pass through in time, leaving invisible traces. We have influence.

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