Choreography: Mary Fitzgerald, Jessica Rajko
Dancer: Jessica Rajko
Audio/Visual: Casey Farina
Flow States is a collaborative work for dance and media that explores the relationship between neural networks and immersive mind states. These “flow states,” originally defined by psychologist Mihály Csîkszentmihályi, are characterized by complete focus and lack of personal awareness. The choreography challenges the dancer to engage in additive and subtractive improvisational decisions during the performance in order to induce a flow state. The projected image and sound is also controlled live using an audio/visual performance system developed by Farina to perform in real time with the dance.