A device for disrupting the dancers’ balance. Designed by Geoff Benson for simplest possible movement, controlled by
humans who counter-balance with great nuance the dancers on board the moving
Shot on Martha’s Vineyard. Dancers Alissa Cardone and Ingrid Schatz move precariously on a sea
wall while Ellen Sebring’s camera rotates to animate the horizon provided by the very long wall. Intense
wind nearly took them into flight. Paula Josa-Jones appeared as a figure with
TILT began as a video collaboration between Paula Josa-Jones and Ellen Sebring,
featuring dancers Alissa Cardone and Ingrid Schatz.
MIT sponsored a first staging of TILT as a research period to build and test the
“levitron” and video projection in Kresge Auditorium, with the collaboration of MIT
student dance group Kinaesthetics Lab. A 30 minute demonstration resulted,
documented on this website.
TILT is now available as a film © 2007.
TILT uses excerpts of music by Ingram Marshall and Ellen Sebring.
Additional music was used for the staged demonstration: Halcyon and Yann Tiersen
Additional information is available by emailing us.
TILT website design by Ellen Sebring