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People of Complex Movements: L05 (Carlos Garcia) Apr 14, 2015

Creative technologist/multi-media artist Carlos (L05) Garcia specializes in projection mapping. He supervises the GroundWorks Media Lab at the University of Michigan, where he received an undergraduate degree in Performing Arts Technology and currently acts as a member of the Emerging Technology Group. 

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People of Complex Movements: Waajeed Apr 10, 2015

Waajeed is a music producer/sound designer/filmmaker and Detroit native. A self-described "evangelist spreading the gospel of Detroit," he is also a proflic musician and label head.

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Splurgeland Blog Post Apr 6, 2015

Kate Wallich has put together a team of talented artists for an honest and relevant performance. Combining their strengths she presented one of the most innovative productions I have ever seen at On the Boards. Splurgeland made me cringe at the crutches of our lazy modern social lives and simultaneously sit in awe at the ability of people to work hard together and create something remarkable that has never been done before.

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Review of Splurge Land Apr 3, 2015

The stage is curtainless and the walls exposed, with two abstract paintings hanging from the ceiling. On the left, potted plants are scattered amongst brilliantly white shoes and a basketball of the same color. Before the show begins, a video is playing, projected on the wall above the plants. The video contains a stereotypical party found at a fraternity or the home of a teen with temporarily absent parents, featuring drinking and dancing. This is the beginning of up-and-coming choreographer Kate Wallish’s new work, Splurge Land.

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Dare to Splurge Apr 3, 2015

Dark. Daunting. Dangerous. This is the aura emanating from the video playing on the wall as you wait for the show to start. A rowdy party with alcohol and dancing wouldn’t usually seem ominous, but On the Boards’ Splurge Land by Kate Wallich/The YC made it just that, very fitting given the mood of the dance. The show starts with the epitome of two girls going to the gym, trying to impress the hot guys, dressed in Juicy Couture jumpsuits, "working out" seductively. The floor is so slick that their motions mirror that of figure skaters.

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When someone is lonely amidst people, they're even more alone. Apr 3, 2015

When someone is lonely amidst people, they're even more alone.

What does it mean if you're embracing someone intimately, but nothing changes for them when you leave? When they don't even seem to notice? In retrospect, did an intimate embrace even happen, or were you just putting on a good show?

I'm watching a performer not watch the performance and Instagram instead. So am I still watching the performance? A performance of not performing?

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