Bridgman & Packer

October 5—6th, 2012

Presented in collaboration with Portland Ovations and the Bates Dance Festival

Experience the world premiere of VOYEUR in the galleries of ICA at MECA. Co-commissioned by Portland Ovations, this multimedia work invites audiences into an evocative world of dance and video created by Bridgman|Packer Dance. Together for over 30 years, the duo has developed a highly unique approach to integrating video into their work, making it their third dance partner. “In an age overrun with virtual dancing, the team of Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer stands out.” (The New Yorker) For their latest work, Bridgman/Packer take their inspiration from the themes and scenes found in the paintings of American painter Edward Hopper. Bearing witness to fragmented moments of private life is at the heart of VOYEUR, where the set, with its open windows and doorways, provide the audience the same opportunity to be “one who looks.”