Gallery 3 : Shadow dancer by Cori Beardsley
Shadow Dancers express the intuitive gestures of movement and emotion. Entering the space, the audience discovers the “drawings” on the wall with torches, in the same way one explores a cave space. The 3-d wire sculptures project line drawings on the wall that respond to the audience’s explorative illumination of the sculptures. The dancing figures are a projection of the inner self instead of a physical form. They represent the transformation one can experience through dance- where you become your desires, fantasies and history; a projection of your imagination.
I enjoy dancing alone the most, unselfconscious, intuitive and spontaneous. It's not about the aesthetic of dance, but the rhythms that take over the body, the playfulness in the characters, and sensations that flow through me. The goal is that the audience will activate the figures with the movement of light, bringing their own rhythms and playful imagination to the installation.