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Published on Dec 9, 2015
Pioneers of vertical dance BANDALOOP return to their mountain roots.
SHIFT is a wilderness performance in one of the Sierra Nevada's most rugged, remote locations in Yosemite high country. Performed and filmed over two weeks during Summer 2015, the dancers and crew traversed nearly 100 miles on foot and danced on the sides of Yosemite's stunning landmarks, including Mount Watkins (elevation 8,500').
Challenging the boundaries of site-specific performance, SHIFT is historically significant within the canon of American dance, transporting the aesthetic of dancing remotely in fragile landscapes back to the urban realm.
BANDALOOP is deeply grateful to its supporters on RocketHub whose donations made this piece possible, alongside a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
_ BANDALOOP honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. A pioneer in vertical performance, Bandaloop seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side. Under the artistic direction of Amelia Rudolph, the work re-imagines dance, activates public spaces, and inspires wonder and imagination in audiences around the world.
Directed by Rachael Lincoln, Amelia Rudolph Director of Photography James Adamson Original Score by Mark Orton Edited by Michaelle McGaraghan