The Satellite Collective returns to BAM September 3rd in a performance that will include everything from postclassical music, ballet and modern dance, animation, two short films, and spoken word. This collaboration between 29 artists from around the country will showcase what the collective does best – combine and meld a variety of art forms into a multidisciplinary tapestry.
“WE INCUBATE PERFORMANCES, ARTS EXCHANGES AND PUBLICATIONS THAT ALLOW ARTISTS FROM ALL DISCIPLINES TO WORK TOGETHER BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT IS THE FUTURE.”
Formed in 2010 by a team of artists, the collective strives to bring together creators of all disciplines, both virtually and live. Most recently, the collective presented Telephone, which expands the classic game of telephone (also known as Operator or Grapevine) to include 315 artists hailing from 159 cities and 42 countries. “It all originated with a single image,” explains Satellite member Nathan Langston. That image was then shipped to another artist, who interpreted it using their medium. This process was repeated hundreds of times, and now exists as an online exhibition.
The upcoming presentation at BAM will be the collective’s fifth, featuring a whole new roster of artists:
- “I Can Help You” – spoken word by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers
- “SOLO” – a dance work by Devin Alberda of the New York City Ballet
- “A Pair of Ideal Landscapes” – Dance + Film by Esme Boyce and Lora Robertson with score by Richie Greene including harp and soprano
- “Water” – a new cello composition by David Moss with soundscape by Richie Greene
- “Music for Dance” – earthy, dynamic music of the Satellite Ensemble
- “Edie Leaves Twice” – a short film by Lora Robertson with score by Ellis Ludwig Leone of San Fermin, and libretto by Creative Director Kevin Draper
- “Walled City” – Dance + Multimedia by Manuel Vignoulle (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Kevin Draper, Brandon Stirling Baker and Nick Jaina
Combining artists from so many disciplines is no easy task, as New York Times reporter Siobhan Burke praised the collective in 2014 saying, “these are people who know how to produce a show.”
Tickets are still available, so click here to purchase (be sure not to miss out on the student discount)!
All images courtesy of Satellite Collective