Site related performances are investigations of place: people, architecture and geography. Sound composition and choreography emerge through observation and play with human patterns, flow, qualities of objects, and building structures. The works both magnify and transform "place" as the viewers attention is brought to intense focus on a world at once familiar and revelatory.
Shua Group has engaged large groups in the Public Moves series and a solo performer for performance in storefront windows (Spring Rain).
Public Moves projects are mass performances set in places of social intersection and performed by local people. The performance builds choreogrpahic patterns and sound scores based on the everyday movement and sound of the site, be it a mall courtyard, public square or urban hillside. The sounds and actions of the site are reproduced magnified and transformed creating a performance at once familiar and spectacular; a performance which blurs the lines between art and life and seeks to democratize the identity of the performer and the art space.
Steel Meeting is a direct physical and sonic interaction with an industrial space and the audience of the event. Using hand held lights, shadow plays, percussion on building architecture, and relational choreography the artist form a unique work at once completely literal and transformative.
Spring Rain is a 15-30 minute solo performance work which creates an installation. During the performance a dancer is slowly buried in a steady rain of plastic bottles, which where collected on the streets of Jersey City, NJ. The performance’s focus is the her struggle to stay above the rising tide of plastic, and the transformation of the visual space into a multicolored pool of glittering bottles. The sound of the action is amplified by an internal microphone connected to an outside speaker.