Founded by Artistic Director Jody Sperling in 2000, Time Lapse Dance has been captivating audiences for a decade with visual-kinetic theater that fuses experimental dance, circus arts and mesmerizing fabric-and-light spectacles. Dances re-imagining the swirling, sculptural style of modern-dance pioneer Loïe Fuller form a core of the repertory. Other works draw on genres including aerial dance, hula-hooping, stilt-walking, partner acrobatics, contortion acts, vaudeville and more.
The company offers a range of programming including performances and residencies for the ensemble of women, solo engagements for the Artistic Director, lecture-demonstrations, kid’s shows, as well as classes and workshops.
The work is adaptable to many venues and has been presented at theaters, museums, colleges, schools, conferences and festivals in the US, Canada and Europe. In October 2009, eight Time Lapse Dancers performed in the opening ceremonies of the international Champions League cricket tournament in Bangalore, India, for an audience of 65,000 live spectators and hundreds of millions of television viewers.
As Time Lapse Dance envisions a true integration of choreography, music and design, the company consists in a core roster of outstanding collaborative artists who contribute to each project. Composer Quentin Chiappetta has created a dozen original scores for Sperling’s choreography. Pianist Jeffrey Middleton has performed and recorded for the company since its inception. The Artistic Director also collaborates closely with Costume Designer Michelle Ferranti and Lighting Designer David Ferri, a two-time Bessie-award-winner.
Combining visual delight and kinetic spectacle, Time Lapse Dance engages audiences across generations and the globe.