Tonight, Pioneer Winter and Indie Film Club presents A Proper Marriage/My Eyes Move You, a transmedia performance work utilizing contemporary dance, live music, and film. Winter’s work will premiere through Miami Art Museum’s New Work Miami (NWM) 2013 initiative c/o SPRING BREAK. A Proper Marriage/My Eyes Move You comments on the perceived co-dependence of music and movement—especially live music with dance. Sheet music is attached to the backs of dancers, and the musicians follow the dancer in order to read the music and maintain the melody.
Irony rests in the notion that if the dancer moves too quickly and the musician cannot keep up, the music will falter and the dancer’s own rhythm will stop.While there have been mover-musician partnerships, the vast majority of works have been developed by first creating the music and then creating the dance.
A Proper Marriage is a speculative piece that looks at the underlying properties of a dancer’s perceived dependence on composition, and the musician’s own foresight to create action from sound. The live performance overlays a film component developed jointly by Pioneer Winter and Indie Film Club Miami that explores the sporadic eye movements of musicians as they sight-read American composer Cole Porter’s “Easy to Love” and improvise in solo jam sessions.
“Working with SPRING BREAK in bringing this piece to MAM and developing the film component with INDIE FILM CLUB MIAMI has been a great experience. Collaboration can be very satisfying—you come to the table with certain ideas and assumptions, but with the right people, it can take a whole new direction” Pioneer Winter