A Correct Likeness premiered in 2012 at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery in Chicago. Exploring the intersection of still photography and dance, A Correct Likeness is a dance installation/photography performance merger. The blending of fact with fiction in order to represent things strategically but recognizably, a project of early portrait painters in the years preceding the camera, exposes the similarities between the picture’s frame and the stage’s proscenium.
A Correct Likeness lives somewhere between capturing a moment, staging the moment of capture and the inevitable mediation of both of those tasks. This is a duet from the evening-length performance.
Choreography: Lizzie Leopold
Dancers: Melissa Bloch, Amanda Dye, Jordan Newmark, Natalia Negron, Nicole Romano Uribarri, Laura Vinci de Vanegas
Music: Brahms String Quintet No. 2 & live manipulations by Hard R
Lighting: Joshua Paul Weckesser
Videography: Matthew Hughes