What does it take to become one’s true authentic self in a world that constantly pushes us to conform? “Tension of Self” is a multimedia performance that explores an individual’s journey towards self-actualization using a live dance and musical performance choreographed with motion capture technology. Starting from a blank slate, viewers join the performer as she finds her way in an increasingly complex world inhabited by shadows that represent herself and society. “Tension of Self” invites the audience to travel along with the dancer as she explores the internal battle between conformity versus resistance and separation versus integration.
In this immersive experience, the audience is invited to interact with a live dance choreography performed by Dance and Technology student Sarah Amores, who is joined by her own projected shadows. This was made possible with the use of state-of-the-art motion capture technology available through the collaboration of NYU’s Integrated Digital Media Program and Interactive Telecommunications Program.