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.
East River Amphitheater
University of Houston, Moores Opera House & Online
San Antonio Botanical Garden