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TILT producer Scott Shunk (top) assists Geoff Benson who developed  the Levitron during the  TILT workshop at MIT, 2005
TILT © 2005 Paula Josa-Jones & Ellen Sebring
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NOTES


The Levitron

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 platform.


The Video

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 an umbrella.


Timeline

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.


Music

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
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